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Rock Car Park Extension & Slipway

Client: Padstow Harbour Commissioners

JGP were employed by Padstow Harbour Commissioners to undertake various services to improve facilities for the ferry between Rock and Padstow, Cornwall.  The slipway and car park lie on the western edge of Rock on the Estuary of the River Camel.   The improvement works involved the construction of a new slipway for the ferry and extension of the adjacent car park.

The Slipway for Padstow Ferry:

The slipway works were carried out in 2011. The works included the breaking out and removal of the existing slipway and the construction of the new reinforced concrete slab supported on piles.  JGP engineered the design and obtained the Marine Management Organisation licence under which the works were carried out.

Rock Car Park Extension:

The car park is located to the northwest of the ferry slipway within a disused quarry. The development extends the car park to the east, which involved excavating the existing sand dunes that separated the car park from the foreshore.  JGP has been involved from the pre-planning stage in 2013 through to completion in 2019.  The car park is surrounded by a SSSI and visible from an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB).  As Lead Consultant, JGP carried out a pre-application, which concluded that a full Environmental Impact Assessment was not required. Notwithstanding this, standalone environmental and engineering appraisals were required.  JGP obtained full planning permission for the development and provided the following services:

  • Feasibility study;
  • Flood Risk and Drainage Assessment;
  • Transport Statement;
  • Design & Access Statement
  • Phase 1 and Phase 2 Contamination Assessments and Ground Investigations;
  • Costal Erosion and Stability Assessment;
  • Liaision with subconsultants to undertake Archaeological Assessment and Watching Brief; Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment, Ecological Assessment; an LEMP (Landscape & Environmental Management Plan) and Ecological Watching Brief.
  • Diverted the South West Coastal Path that enters the car park from the north and Section 38 permission to develop on Common Land;
  • Obtained an MMO licence to enable the excavated wind-blown sand to be used as local beach re-nourishment providing a significant cost saving;
  • Contract Administration and Project Management; and
  • Civil Engineering Design, Tendering and Tender Analysis, as well as construction-stage support.