Prince Philip Yacht Haven Almost Finished

The major redevelopment project for the Royal Southern Yacht Club and the Royal Air Force Yacht Club on the River Hamble, has reached a major milestone, with club members’ vessels being welcomed on to the new pontoons in time for the Easter weekend.

The £2.6 million project has been led throughout by UK based specialist Marina Consultancy, Marina Projects Limited, who initially acted for the Royal Southern Yacht Club in developing concept proposals to make better use of the water space, whilst at the same time addressing the requirements for the replacement of an aged and failing quay wall.

In delivering the project a series of other significant challenges have been addressed by the Marina Projects Limited team including:

  • Dealing with the complex and comprehensive requirements of the licensing regime with five separate approvals being required;
  • A history of local objections to projects on the river;
  • Complex navigational issues requiring a detailed navigation risk assessment to be undertaken which has been subject to extensive scrutiny;
  • Identifying solutions that address the potential environmental impacts of the project and in particular those brought about by an extensive capital dredge and resultant changes to tidal flows in the immediate area;
  • Dealing with contaminated spoil as part of the dredging works;
  • Considering the impact on neighboring users;
  • Replacing a quay wall within 5 meters of the existing Yacht Club building;
  • Undertaking the works with both Clubs continuing to operate throughout the construction period.

The project works are now substantially complete with the final phases, including landscaping works due to conclude by the middle of May 2015.

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