Project Description

Overview

Much like Hope Cove before it, the cliff face and walking path of Rockham Bay had crumbled and access to the beach was washed away, this included the steps of the tourist footpath. Works on Rockham Bay included profiling the cliff, drilling and installing wall anchors for safety.

Challenges

Health and safety was our first priority for this job so we had our rope access operatives install anchors into the cliff, which enabled us to install scaffolding and edge protection to be installed.

From here we then began profiling the cliff, drilling and installing rock anchors and casting concrete pads around the anchors to provide us with two solid bases to work with and create a new flight of steps to the remaining set.

Due to poor access to the 12m long steps, we created a new set of steps in addition to the existing set in order to give us better access.

Our works included profiling the cliff, drilling and installing rock anchors, casting concrete pads around the anchors to provided two solid basis to work from to create a new flight of steps down the an existing set to gain access to the beach. The flight of steps where 12m long, due to poor access the steps where transported to site in pieces and then put together on site.

Quick facts

Client: Devon County Council
Project type: Sea Defence
Scale: 12m long steps
Duration: Approx 4 weeks