Project: Mancetter Marina, Atherstone, Warwickshire
Client: The Rothen Group
Anti-slip, safe and durable d2 Dura Grating was selected for the jetties at the new Mancetter Marina in North Warwickshire. This beautiful rural setting has views over Leicestershire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire and won both the Sustainability and Small Project of the Year Award at the ICE West Midlands Regional Awards 2021.
With a 60-berth capacity, the remarkable design draws extensively on the expertise of local ecologists who advised on the careful balance of hard and soft engineering to create infrastructure that would provide practical longevity whilst maintaining the rural feel of the space.
The unique bowl-like shape of the marina required the use of specialist machinery and lightweight materials to carry out work on the site. Experts in marina repair, marina maintenance and waterfront marine construction The Rothen Group were able to utilise their adapted fleet to build-in the necessary stability for the marina’s structures.
High specification materials such as the new grating offered by Dura were selected for the jetties to safeguard the wellbeing of those using the marina and minimise the need for disruptive maintenance work to be carried out in the future.
Whilst traditionally jetties have been made from sheet piles and timber walkways, these degrade over time – and as the timber walking surface rots, it results in hazardous walking conditions for marina users.
In this project, The Rothen Group opted to deploy the latest innovation in GRP grating technology to deliver the safest, most cost-effective, user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing jetties on the marine market, by using mini mesh d² Dura Grating made from Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP) as the walking surface.
With a design life in excess of 25 years, d² Dura Grating features Dura Composites’ best-ever gritted surface which has been tested to over 1 million footfalls (in accordance with BS 7976-2:2002+A1:2013). It outperforms all other marine walkway products when it comes to durability and anti-slip properties and offers a superb low maintenance lifecycle which is ideal for marina environments. The dark grey colour provides the perfect backdrop for the nectar-rich and wildlife-attracting flowers and plants around the marina. If you’d like a sample of the material for your next project, why not get in touch?