Works consisted of the removal of timber fenders from a redundant structure together with the installation of new ladders and navigation lights.
The access to the jetty’s could only take place from the river as the structure remained unsafe for any significant loads. All debris had to be removed in a piecemeal manner to restrict the loadings imposed, allowing for the timbers and redundant steelwork to be taken away for disposal. Due to the location of the site, we had to operate 24 hour security, ensuring that all plant was secure.
We mobilised our jack-up barge Topjack to initially come to site with a deck mounted crane to assist with timber fender removal. Once all fenders had been removed there were various new ladders and navigation lights to make the jetty more prominent and in line with Port of London Authority requirements. In line with environmental best practice a proportion of the timbers were recycled.