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Case Studies

Kingsand Clock Tower, Cornwall

The Maker and Rame Institute Building, which includes the locally iconic Kingsand Clock Tower, was badly damaged by severe storms in early 2014.  JGP designed the emergency temporary works and permanent remedial works, including the upgrading of the sea wall defences.   The First Storm: The initial storm that damaged the building hit on the…

Eastern Corridor Link Road, Plymouth

The Eastern Corridor Link Road was a major road improvement scheme which upgraded a strategic transport corridor in Plymouth. The section of road improvement extended 8km from the Deep Lane Junction at Plympton into Plymouth city centre.  The scheme accommodates increased traffic associated with the new power station and business park at Langage, Plympton and…

The Eden Project, Cornwall

The Eden Project is a unique redevelopment of a Cornish China Clay Pit into possibly the world’s largest greenhouse. The project took 2½ years to construct and opened to the public on 17 March 2001. JGP were the Geotechnical Engineers for the project providing the geotechnical investigations, supervision of the on-site laboratory testing / monitoring…

Lundy Island, Bristol Channel

Lundy is a SSSI and the surrounding seas are a Marine Nature Reserve. JGP has worked on Lundy since 1987 engineering improvements to the island’s infrastructure.  In 2010, the works achieved Winner of The Institution of Civil Engineers South West Region Civil Engineering Project of the Year Award: Minor Projects. Projects engineered by JGP on…

Brixham Fish Quay – Strengthening Works

This £20 million major redevelopment project was a partnership between Torbay Council, Torbay Development Agency, The Community Regeneration Group Brixham 21 and the Torbay Harbour Authority. The South West Regional Development Agency, The European Regional Development Fund, Financial Investment for Fisheries and Torbay Council funded the scheme. Part of the redevelopment by contractor Mansell included…

Civic Centre, Plymouth

Plymouth’s Civic Centre is a Grade II listed building, constructed in the late 1950s and opened in 1962 by The Queen. This iconic building formed the principal offices for Plymouth City Council (PCC) until it was sold in 2015. The Civic Centre’s reinforced concrete frame structure and ‘winged roof’ was innovative for its time. The…

Little Meva, Mevagissey

JGP’s full multi-disciplinary services were employed on this luxury sea front development within the Mevagissey harbour.  The property is located in the historic Cornish fishing village of Mevagissey.  The Little Meva development comprised the conversion of a former boat-building yard into nine sea front high-quality houses. The scheme also involved the addition of an extra…

Bude Canal Repair Works

The historic Bude Canal was constructed in 1825 and originally stretched a total of 35½ miles.  Today, the canal is preserved as a heritage feature and the old towpath is now a formal Public Footpath, which along the Devon length of the Aqueduct branch, forms the longest single Public Footpath in Devon. The sea lock…