Client Details: Condor Ferries, Jersey

Project: Restoration and stone repairs to the harbour wall

The Project
The client was coming to the end of a commercial property lease agreement on a warehouse distribution unit which was part of the Port of Jersey Estates Department.

During the tenancy the client had installed secured safety fencing to secure the yard space. The fence was set along the wall at a high level with a busy trucking yard to one side and the main passenger terminal walkway to the other. The fence needed to be removed to eliminate the risk to passengers and yard workers. Major repairs and reinstatement of security fencing to the yard were being carried out on site.

Over the last ten years the weather and high cross winds had caused major damage and cracking to the granite stone wall, this needed to be sensitively repaired.

APT we called in to provide their expert opinion on the stone wall as well as and delivering options for completing the dilapidation for the client Condor Ferries.

APT’s Solution
Secure the area to protect public and yard workers.

Use soda blasting method to clean granite stone and masonry of the heritage stone wall to allow detailed inspection of the cracks and appropriate colour match for the stone repair and restoration works. Remove and treat all algae with specialised algae remover.

Provide several options to reinstate a fence to satisfy the Port of Jersey Harbours Authority, the Jersey Heritage and Conservation Works Authority and the Local Authority in order to meet current planning criteria.

Provide engineering specification drawings to offer alternative methods of fence re-construction.

Carry out sensitive stone repairs to the granite wall, using specialist fixings to secure the damaged stone pieces together with up to date modern techniques in stone masonry repairs which provided a match to existing stone surfaces.

To dig out warehousing yard and install specialist designed and position independent steel stanchions into the ground within the yard area at the back of the wall, avoiding all the ground water drainage, high powered cabling and other services. Place sets of railings to re-hang the existing security fencing panels “off wall” at the same position to meet the planning authorities’ strict conditions and remove any future safety risk.

Methods and equipment used – Soda blasting, scaffolding, cutting and grinding, steel erection – install specialist manufactured steel work to enable safe installation of fence, JCB, cranes and other heavy plant and equipment.

The Result
The client Condor Ferries met the criteria of the entire commercial lease dilapidation schedule whilst conforming to the strict conditions set out by the Port of Jersey Harbours Authority, the Jersey Heritage and Conservation Works Authority and the Local Authority.

The granite stone repairs were a major success, along with the refitting of the fence, off wall solved any future issues.

Client Testimonial
“I would like to thank the APT team for all their support on this complex and demanding job, involving several different authorities. They devised a thorough plan on a difficult project and executed it to the highest professional standards. They carried-out stone repairs and engineering works to the historic structures. They delivered an impressive finish to the walls utilising the soda blasting method, highly recommended to all.”

Graham Belgum
Operations Director Condor Ferries

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