This project involved the replacement of approximately 1,475m of steel sheet piling that forms the western training wall of the River Rother at Rye Harbour in East Sussex. The training wall directs a current into the desired channel which maintains channel deepth and reduces the risk of flooding. Our role included the design and construction of a sheet piled wall which included: associated steel capping, 8 new marker posts, steel frames clad with timber, and removal of existing steel sheet piled wall which approximated 1,050m.
ByrneLooby were appointed by Mackley to undertake the design of the sheet pile training wall which lines the River Rother. ByrneLooby completed all of the geotechnical assessments and provided cantilevered wall designs for ease of installation. The detailed design enabled Mackley to safely and efficiently complete the construction in a challenging inter-tidal marine environment. ByrneLooby's expertise at Rye was vital to the harbour, local economy and the Rye Harbour nature reserve, which attracts 360,000 visitors a year.