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Boscombe Pier rebuilt

Boscombe near Bournemouth on the the south coast is undergoing significant investment to maintain its position as a desirable residential location. As part of this, the pier which was partially destroyed some years ago, is being refurbished and the pier head totally rebuilt and repurposed.

Operating from two spudleg marine working platforms, each equipped with crane, new precast concrete units which have been designed to remain in keeping with the 1960s built pier neck, are being lowered into position.

Four precast units, which have been shipped from the manufacturer in Belfast to Poole Dorset, make up a corner unit of the pier head. The units are engineered to interconnect with minimal on site alteration. Marine environment specialist workers manipulate the forth corner unit into place so that it will mate with its partners.

The pierhead substructure takes shape in the sea.