Resin bound Terrabound for surface of marina pier as part of Kent port development project

Dover Western Docks

Located in Kent, Dover Western Docks Revival is currently one of the largest port development projects to be constructed in the UK. Alongside Boskalis Westminster, VolkerStevin have been working on the scheme since January 2017, which has included two deep water berths, the design and build of quay walls, a new marina pier, Wellington Dock navigation channel and capital dredging work amongst other items.

Surfacing Requirement

Addagrip approved contractor Total Protection (GB) Ltd was delighted to be approached by VolkerStevin to be involved with this £250 million development and undertake the surfacing works to the new marina pier.  The requirement was for a robust surfacing product that would perform well in this coastal environment and offer a slip resistant, low maintenance paving for the pier.

Addagrip’s BBA Approved 6mm Tuscan Pebble blend Terrabound product was selected and applied to a total surface area of 2,910m2. Total Protection were also responsible for installing intricate expansion joint detail, reflecting the design to assist with movement of the structure.

The marina pier was due to be completed by the beginning of 2019, however due to the unsuitable cold weather conditions experienced during the winter period, the surfacing works were temporarily delayed in order to maintain the high quality finish of the Resin Bound Gravel.

Once the weather had improved, it took a total of 32 days to install the entirety of the expansion joint detail and Tuscan Pebble Terrabound surface.

The seamless, low maintenance surface complements the pier’s characteristics, providing a natural but striking, functional pebble finish.

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