SURVEY CARRIED OUT ON WAR-TIME COASTAL DEFENCES

SURVEY CARRIED OUT ON WAR-TIME COASTAL DEFENCES

The Technology Centre team are providing expertise to an historical preservation project in the Thames estuary.

Working on behalf of the Project Redsand initiative, the team were commissioned to survey the Red Sand towers; the best-surviving examples of the Maunsell Sea Forts built in 1942 to defend Britain against aerial and naval assault during World War 2.

Code-named Uncle 6 during the war, the towers were decommissioned in the 1950s and have at times served as an operational base for pirate radio stations.

The Technology Centre’s involvement in the project stretches back over a decade and earlier in the month Senior Engineer Michael Thorne braved the elements to visit the site.

Michael will shortly provide a high-level concrete condition and general corrosion survey, the results of which will determine what is required to improve and maintain the integrity of the structures.

A spokesperson for Project Redsand said: “Thanks to VINCI Technology Centre UK for their continued support. The inspection involved a high level concrete and general corrosion survey. [The team have] provided valuable, professional advice to Project Redsand from the very start in 2004.”

To read more about Project Redsand, click here.

Published: 024/11/2014

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