Based at Calf Heath Reservoir in Staffordshire, Greensforge Sailing Club (GSC) was facing problems of weathering and water erosion to its mooring and terracing.
To ensure that visitors and club members could continue to use the facilities safely, The Rothen Group, a national independent civil engineering and maintenance service, was chosen to complete 40 meters of bank stabilization works, including a new concrete walkway to allow safe access for launching the sailing dinghies.
“The Greensforge Sailing Club (GSC) is a friendly sailing destination, used and well loved by the local community, so when the club’s mooring and terracing started to show signs of serious erosion attributed to years of environmental wear and tear, the club needed to take action,” said The Rothen Group.
At first, repeated basic repairs were undertaken by the club to try to control the increasingly exposed slabbed frontage, which was a potential slipping hazard, but the same problems arose time and time again.
In order to find a more permanent solution to the problem, GSC approached Veolia Environmental Trust to seek funding for professional repairs to the 40 meters of mooring frontage.
Commenting the project, Ian Cooper, Principal and Trustee of GSC, said: “The project was put to tender, and The Rothen Group was one of three contractors we spoke to about the necessary repair and maintenance works. The Rothen Group’s flexibility and understanding of the club and our needs, in addition to the Group’s solutions-based approach and ability to provide us with a complete end-to-end service using sophisticated plant machinery and experienced operators, meant that we were more than happy to encourage Veolia to accept them to do the work.”
Using a specialist marine-ready mini digger and piling hammer, The Rothen Group installed the sheet piles from the bankside.
2018 Maintenance Works
The Rothen Group returned to GSC in summer 2018 after being requested to complete a second phase of reparations.
Similar in nature, the job involved replacing 30 meters of frontage along the dinghy park.