On Friday 1 March, Mark Lancaster, MP for Milton Keynes, visited award-winning civil engineers Land & Water Group at its project site at Campbell Wharf Marina where it is supporting Crest Nicholson. The newly completed marina is beginning to take shape, marking the latest development for the impressive development.
Campbell Wharf Marina was filled with an estimated 25,000 cubic metres of water from the Grand Union Canal over twenty days in January. This followed extensive preparation works, including the installation of 500 metres of sheet piles ranging from 7m to 12m deep. The sheet piles have been used to create an underground ‘wall’ in order to retain soil and water.
Before opening the marina up to the Grand Union Canal Network, Land & Water Group carried out a stilling test to assess its water-tightness. The test was completed successfully and was signed off by the Canal & Rivers Trust.
Land & Water Group has also been awarded a certificate of compliance on behalf of the Considerate Constructors. The site achieved high scores in the following areas: care about appearance, respect to the community, protection of the environment, securing everyone’s safety, value for workforce. The aim of the scheme is to improve the image of construction. Considerate Constructors achieve this by monitoring all registered sites, suggesting areas where improvements could be made and rewarding those who are performing at the highest levels.
“We are delighted to have achieved the Considerate Constructors achievement at Campbell Wharf Marina where we are currently supporting Crest Nicholson. Our accomplishments at this site were only consolidated further by Mark Lancaster MP’s visit to the site last week. The filling of the marina was a great milestone for the site team to celebrate. The marina is now really taking shape, with the finishing touches being applied over the coming weeks.”
In addition to the new marina and improved waterway facilities, Campbell Wharf will comprise of 383 homes, a café and restaurant, improved walkways and cycle paths, and an innovative new footbridge which will link the two sides of the development together. All of this will be accompanied by a canal-side pub with amazing views across the Grand Union Canal and the marina.
The marina is due to open in May 2019 and when complete, will boast a high standard of finish to the 111 berths, with covered jetties along with an on-site chandlery and fuel for sale to meet any boating need.
“This is a really exciting milestone for the project and marks a significant improvement to the waterway amenities locally. We hope that the range of facilities on site at Campbell Wharf will mean greater choice for new and existing residents, as well as attracting more visitors from the canal to Milton Keynes. We look forward to seeing the first moorings on the Marina once it is officially opened to the public in May 2019.”