Groundworks and paving surface finishes over the existing pier with extensions

VS Rail was contracted to install the groundworks to an existing site that required significant extension over fields and water logged ground. Rotten timber work needed replacement with galvanised CHS props before new paving surfaces could be installed. Furthermore, over 80 meters of perimeter key clamp fencing was replaced.


The management team drew on their extensive knowledge and experience of foundation works to install proprietary boundaries as well as overcoming several challenges which included; poor ground conditions required additional crane and pedestrian mats to keep lifting areas safe and stable.


Waterside access was made possible via a floating pontoon and a mobile scaffold tower which ultimately reduced costs and soft ground instability and removed the risk of oil contaminants entering the waterway.


Works including the building up of levels, using a composite of cordex and foam concrete, new kerb lines, ducting and drainage to enhance the Portsmouth seafront image.


Location: Portsmouth Hampshire

Value: £00

Dates: February 2016 – February 2017

Client Information: Osborne Ltd Disney Place18-22 Disney Place London SE1 1HJ

Contact: Andy Canning



Civil Engineering & Ground Works, Platform Extensions & Maintenance