Contractors World UK & Ireland Vol 4 No 2 - page 15

A
arsleff has successfully com-
pleted a second section of works
on Worthing Pier, West Sussex,
overcoming the challenges of working
within tidal windows.
The Sir Robert Rawlinson-designed
Worthing Pier, which was built in 1861, is a
popular attraction with tourists and like all
piers is synonymous with the great British
seaside culture.
Its importance to the town and the
local economy is immeasurable and with
having survived storms, fire and the occa-
sional 120 foot hole blown in to its decking
duringWWII, it is worthy of preservation.
Ensuring its future and as part of the
on-going maintenance programme the pier
is currently undergoing the replacement of
rotten and weathered timber piles from a
section of the landing stage that surrounds
the southern end of the pier.
Constant monitoring of these timbers
by Worthing Borough Council and their
term maintenance contractor - KD
Engineering (UK) Ltd identifies those that
have deteriorated and which are a priority
for replacement.
Having successfully completed a
previous section of piling work on the
Pier back in 2010,. This involved the re-
placement of several worn timber piles was
undertaken on behalf of main contractor
KD Engineering (UK) Ltd (formerly Paine
Manwaring Green Ltd),Aarsleff was invited
back again this spring.
Specifically, Aarsleff was required to
install 8 Greenheart timber piles, in the
same position as the previously removed
rotten piles, working within a 1.5-2.5 hour
window when the tide was at its lowest.
Storming
Success for
Aarsleff At
Worthing
Pier
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