We are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the first phase of the decommissioning works for the iconic Royal Sovereign Lighthouse.  The lighthouse represented cutting edge maritime civil engineering technology for its time and was the only offshore lighthouse in the UK built directly on top of the seabed.

Date Posted: 8th April

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Waves Group are Client Representative and Technical Consultants to Trinity House for the project.  Our team navigated the complex processes involved, to ensure the removal of the Lighthouse’s lantern tower and accommodation platform was achieved safely and successfully. The works were undertaken in accordance with the CDM 2015 regulations, for which Waves Group fulfilled the role of Principal Designer for the project.

Waves Group brought the full strength of our experienced, multi-disciplinary team of consultants to bear on this challenging project, with maritime civil engineers, naval architects, master mariners, structural engineers and digital experts all being involved. Working effectively in combination, and working closely with Trinity House, the Principal Contractor, and the Marine Warranty Surveyor, we are very proud of our role in helping achieve a successful outcome for the project’s first phase.

The heavily reinforced accommodation platform structure was carefully brought to shore, where it was methodically and carefully demolished. The constituent materials have been recycled for the construction industry, symbolising the sustainable and environmentally conscious approach applied to the whole decommissioning process.

We are now looking forward to Phase 2, which will involve the removal and demolition of the pillar structure over the course of 2024.

We are delighted to be a part of such a challenging project and are happy to see the considerations made to preserve this history. We are committed to charting a course that reveres the past while forging a sustainable and progressive future within the maritime industry.

For further information about our decommissioning experience and expertise, please contact [email protected] or telephone +44 (0) 20 7083 7266.