Via ship's ladder access and stairs, you will have the opportunity to descend into one of the main piers to see the plant room containing the hydraulic rams, reservoir tanks for hydraulic fluids, pumps and other M&E equipment associated with the opening mechanisms.
About this project: After winning an international design competition with architects Wilkinson Eyre, Ramboll engineers and environmental scientists were lead consultants on the project and guided it through the planning process. It is a steel bascule road bridge and gets its name from its dramatic silhouette when open. The two hydraulically-operated lifting sections on the navigation span are steel box beams, triangular in plan. As they rise, they appear to cross, and their shapes echo the shapes of sails in the harbour. More here
Visit a world class centre of excellence in lifeboat engineering, production and maintenance. From a viewing gallery we will see RNLI vessels being built or undergoing refit or maintenance. Works in progress could include: all-weather lifeboats, hovercraft, training fleet and other local inshore relief lifeboats.
About this project: Ramboll provided all engineering and environmental services for the ‘RNLI Coventina’ scheme supported by architects Ellis Belk. The first phase of construction, executed by BAM Nuttall, involved replacing quay walls and raising site levels to future proof the site against flooding. This was followed by the construction of the two manufacturing buildings by Bouygues subsidiary Leadbitter. More here.
Places on site visits are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Site visits are exclusively for guests who have booked, and are attending the main Reception event afterwards:
Mary Wellman 07870 809101 and Carla Miskell 07929 057166.