Mercia Marina – Dry Dock, Derbyshire

For Client: Land and Water Services

Client / End User: Land and Water Services for Madecorn Leisure LLP

Services Provided: Civil Engineering Construction

Scope: Construction of a reinforced concrete dry dock and inlet structure at Mercia Marina, Trent & Mersey Canal, Willington, the largest ‘off-line’ marina in Europe. Supply, installation and commissioning of 2no dry dock pumps and discharge pipework systems. Installation of the drainage system to serve the ablution blocks for Marina, consisting of approximately 1500m of pumped and gravity pipe work, the installation of pre-packaged pumping stations, an attenuation chamber, air valves and washout chambers. Thrust and reception chambers for thrust bore operations beneath the Derby to stoke railway line.

Unusual aspects: Working within the highway to construct several chambers in liaison with Network Rail for the discharge pipework and thrust boring. Dealing with a high water table and running sand within excavations.