Portland Marina, Osprey Quay

A new boating marina at Osprey Quay, Portland Harbour. The marina comprises around 560 berths together with a range of buildings including a bar/restaurant, administration and office space, washroom facilities, maritime business units and landside boat storage. The marina, in association with the adjacent WPNSA, will be used to host the Olympic Games sailing event in 2012. The marine contract included the construction of an offshore breakwater, reclamation of seabed, a 50T boat hoist structure, dredging of an approach channel to the hoist dock, and a steel framed piled access walkway. Faithful+Gould was appointed quantity surveyors and CDM co-ordinators.

Faithful+Gould provided of a full range of cost management services throughout the project. The project was split into two separate contracts; the marine and civils works, and the remaining land-based construction. The selection of appropriate procurement routes for the diverse elements of the project was of great importance.

The challenges: To provide a market-leading marina with high quality facilities for cruising and racing yachtsmen, various site constraints including environmental issues and the need for the adjacent Coastguard Search and Rescue facility to remain operational at all times during the redevelopment of the site. The requirements of the Olympic brief needed to be incorporated into the project brief to ensure compatibility with technical and non-technical functions of the Olympic operations. The marina proposals needed to deliver appropriate land and berths for use in the 2012 Olympic Games and associated practice / trial events in 2010 and 2011.

The outcome was a subsequent appointment to provide cost management services for the construction of a 320T boat hoist structure for Sunseeker adjacent to the project.

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