Dr John Grimes, from the John Grimes Partnership (JGP) discusses the emergency works that saved the Kingsand Clock Tower following the storms of early February 2014.
The storms caused damage to much of the south west coast including the iconic Maker and Rame Institute and Clock Tower building at Kingsand.
JGP were commissioned, on 7th February to engineer making safe the building and to protect it, as far as possible, from further storm damage working closely with Celtic Construction. Over the weekend of 8th and 9th February, Celtic Construction worked in very difficult conditions to install props to remove the risk of immediate collapse.
The damage to the clock tower made national news and the efforts to save the building drew support from Cornwall Council and Prime Minister David Cameron. Further severe storms on 14th and 15th February caused additional damage when huge storm waves again breached the sea facing Institute wall and severely eroded the internal west wall of the building leaving the clock tower and indeed the whole building in a most precarious state.
The talk will concentrate on the emergency works and provision of enhanced protection to the building in the form of a new sea wall and wave reflector.
View the videos on the John Grimes Partnership website for further information about the emergency works.
About the speaker
Dr John Grimes is a Director at John Grimes Partnership and was the engineer responsible for the emergency works to save the building and the subsequent design and supervision of the new sea wall to provide additional protection to the building.
All are welcome to attend this free lecture and no booking is required. Contact Natalie Wills at ICE South West for further information.