New GRC pontoons for marina

Newark Marina has been extended by 33 berths

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Inland and Coastal Marina Systems has designed and manufactured a 33-berth extension to Newark Marina.

Situated on a non-tidal section of the River Trent, Newark Marina’s expansion has seen many challenges.

Extensive flooding, buried vehicles and the ongoing pandemic have all caused disruption to the realisation of MD James Wilkinson’s vision for the extension.

Local contractor Action Demolition was chosen to carry out the work.

The onset of Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown in March unlocked availability of earth moving plant that enabled the team to catch up on lost time, moving the project forward.

Inland and Coastal ensured the new standard leisure pontoon system, with terracotta Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) decking, was available for delivery as soon the ground works were complete, ready for the marina team to install themselves.

“James had a very clear idea of what he wanted to achieve with the marina expansion, giving his berth holders a very pleasant place to stay,” explained Jon Challis, sales manager at Inland and Coastal. “Disruptions to works due to flooding and the coronavirus, meant uncertainty and installation dates moving as the situation unfolded, but we kept in touch throughout and were able to deliver as soon as he was ready.”

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