Mason Clark Associates are providing civil, structural and conservation engineering services to assist with relocating the Arctic Corsair and to develop a Shipyard Orientation Centre at the North End Shipyard.
MCA’s engineers have, collaborated with the Council and marine contractors to establish the construction sequence which will allow the removal of the existing gate, mooring of the Arctic Corsair and construction of a permanent flood defence wall. MCA have designed the enclosure of the North End Shipyard, which includes a reinforced concrete flood defence wall, and steel raised floors and access routes to and around the ship.
MCA have investigated significant historic structures, linked with the dry dock, such as the Dock Office Row concrete jack arch bridge built circa. 1850, and the dry dock’s maintenance chamber. MCA drew on their specialist confined space trained engineers to conduct the investigation, and provide condition reports, aiding the council in asset management.
The Mason Clark team have used their skills and contacts within the industry to manage the essential ground investigations which were required to ensure the full scope of the works could be carried out. This area of work included supervising core drilling of the dock base, and intrusive investigations to determine the geometry of the sheet piled dock walls.