Diamond Core Drilling Southend Pier
Project : Diamond Drilling Holes for new staircase
Location : RNLI Station Southend Pier
Client : BAM Nuttall
We had the pleasure of working on an unusual diamond drilling Southend project when we were asked by BAM Nuttall to diamond drill numerous 42 diameter holes through the concrete stanchions of the pier to allow for a new staircase to be installed for the RNLI lifeboat crew at the end of Southend Pier. Southend RNLI station is one of the busiest in the country with on average 100 shouts a year. Situated at the end of the pier which is the longest pleasure pier in the world at 1.341 miles long and has a small train to take people to the end.
The diamond drilling works had to be carried out around the tide times as the piers lower deck is underwater during high tide. The works involved drilling 42 dia holes straight through the 400mm thick reinforced concrete stanchions to allow brackets to be installed and a new stair case to be hung. The diamond cored holes had to be accurate to within 2mm to allow the brackets to be fit correctly and support the stair case. In total Drill Masters were on site a total of 16 working days diamond drilling Southend pier.
Until these works were undertaken the RNLI crew had to climb a vertical ladder often in rough seas to gain access to the RNLI station. With the new staircase in place the crew members will be able to walk up safely on returning from a rescue mission. The project doesn’t just involve the fitting of a new staircase but the refurbishment of the RNLI station and supporting structures.
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