Total Protection (GB) Ltd – Dover Western Docks Pier

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.

Total Protection (GB) Ltd were delighted to be approached by VolkerStevin to be involved with this £250 million development and undertake the surfacing works to the new marina pier.

Addagrip’s BBA Approved 6mm ‘Tuscan Pebble’ 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 width and differing heights either side of the expansions were overcame with the assistance of Dural who created bespoke edgings to suit.

The marina pier was due to be completed by the beginning of 2019, however due to the winter period temperatures, the surfacing works were temporarily delayed in order to maintain the high quality finish of the Resin Bound Gravel and to eliminate any potential issues that cold weather application can cause.

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 dressing.

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