12 Dock New Dividing Wall
An aerial photograph of Plymouth naval base. Photo: LA(PHOT) Paul A'Barrow./MOD [OGL (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/1/)], via Wikimedia Commons
  • Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building, Plymouth University

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Devonport Dockyard is located at the western edge of Plymouth and is renowned for the construction and refit of submarines and surface ships over the past 400 years within the various dry docks and wet berths.

12 Dock is an existing Edwardian dry dock constructed circa 1908 and was originally known as ‘North Lock’ providing the primary access to 5 Basin. The dock has not been in operational use for 25 years. Due to new operational requirements, the need to permanently separate 12 Dock into 2 separate docks was developed by means of a ‘New Dividing Wall’.

The New Dividing Wall provides a water-tight boundary, links subway systems and enables permanent access across the dock.

The presentation will focus on the challenges of adapting a 100 year old dock structure and the design and management of a large Civil Engineering structure relative to the bespoke nature of the Dockyard.

About the speakers

Chris Toms is a Senior Assistant Structural Engineer at AECOM and is responsible for the technical design of the New Dividing Wall. Simon Jones is a Senior Project Manager at Babcock International and is responsible for the management and delivery of the New Dividing Wall. 

All are welcome to attend this free lecture and no booking is required. Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.

Contact Jane Sherrard (email:jane.sherrard@ice.org.uk / tel: 01752 766239) at ICE South West for further information.

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