For Canal River Trust, Kier
Sharpness South Pier is located downstream of the outer gates (sea gates) to Sharpness Tidal Basin. The pier is
effectively located within the River Severn, at the point where the river meets the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal. The
function of both north pier and south pier is to guide ships into the Tidal Basin from the River Severn
In June 2020 the MV Lady Adele (photo inset) on arrival at Sharpness Port contacted the South Pier at Sharpness.
As a result of the vessel impact, the South Pier sustained damage which required urgent inspection as-well-as removal of
seabed debris and loose elements that may become detached in the near future.
For Richard Primrose Insurers
On Saturday 28th May 2022, the luxury Princess 85 yacht ‘Rendez Vous’ was sunk in Torquay harbour as a result of a fire of
The yacht was on her pontoon berth to the southwest of Torquay Marine when the fire started. As the fire established
and spread through the vessel superstructure, she broke free from her pontoon moorings and drifted west-northwest to
lay alongside the inner face of the outer harbour breakwater, Princess Pier.
For Red Earth Bideford
The Harbour Wall Remedial Works Project undertook a comprehensive approach to address a range of repair needs for
the masonry harbour wall situated at Brunswick Wharf in Bideford.
For Somerset West and Taunton Council
TMS were awarded the design and build contract for repair works at East
Quay, Watchet Harbour. The project included the installation of a 42 m
section of new sheet pile wall and waling beams. The existing sheet piled
quay wall, used as both a leisure and commercial facility, had failed and
was collapsing into the harbour.
As part of Somerset’s flood defences, TMS were called in to replace a failing outfall head wall along the bank
of the estuary at Tuckett’s Clyce in Somerset. Using 16m steel sheet piles, TMS constructed a new cofferdam
head wall directly in front of the original head wall, therefore allowing safe demolition of the failing
structure. In addition to the sheet piles, additional anchor piles were installed and attached with steel tie
bars to ensure no movement could occur.
The Big Painting is a creative solution to the practical problem of wind blowing through the buildings at Cardinal Place in
Victoria, London. The sculpture was designed by Patrick Heron and his son-in-law, Julian Feary (architect), brought it to life on a grand
scale. The sculpture consists of numerous brightly coloured floating shapes connected with linear patterns. Neon tubes light up the
sculpture at night with a pathway of lights directing people through the sculpture on foot. The Big Painting was commissioned in 1998,
although the artist sadly passed away a year after the sculpture was unveiled.
TMS were engaged by Interserve to commence
works in November 15 to demolish the existing
timber fish quay and construct a replacement steel
sheet piled marine structure on the popular Back
Beach area of Teignmouth, Devon. The location
of the site meant that the works took place in
very close proximity to residential properties and
beach users. Construction methods, working
hours and selection of plant was therefore of
critical importance so as not to adversely disturb
neighbours to the site and affect the peaceful
enjoyment of the beach by the local community
For Aberdeenshire Council
Working on behalf of Aberdeenshire
Council, TMS were appointed as Principal Contractor
to construct three new pier heads around three
historic ones in Stonehaven Harbour. The three new
pier heads were to encapsulate the existing Net Pier,
South Pier and Fish Jetty structures which had all
been considered to have reached the end of their
serviceable life and were at risk of failure if their
condition were allowed to degrade further. The full
scope of the project included:
For Buccaneer Holdings
TMS were asked by Buccaneer Holdings to rebuild part of a collapsed river wall on the River Dart.
The wall had partly collapsed and an area of the adjacent pub’s outside terrace paving had settled significantly
causing it to be closed. Over a week of low spring tides, TMS deconstructed 20m2 of stone wall and then rebuilt
it ensuring it was backfilled with concrete. Tie bars were installed to strengthen the wall and significantly reduce
the likelihood of any further damage occurring thereby increasing its longevity.
For Sisk Rail
Working on behalf of Sisk Rail, TMS were contracted to provide scour protection works
around the piers of a railway bridge on the River Dart in Totnes, Devon. The works were to
install rock roll bags to the north riverbank and to the footpath on the south side. TMS
completed masonry repairs to the masonry bridge and then rock armour was placed to the
north side of the river as a toe for the rock rolls as extra protection.
The scope of the project included:
For Shetland Isles Council
Working on behalf of Shetland Islands Council, TMS were appointed as Principal Contractor for the construction of a new pier in Toft
at the north end of Shetland Mainland. The work was completed over an 18-month period with a break during the winter ‘windy’
season and a further break forced by the recent COVID-19 construction shut-down. TMS worked closely with Shetland Island Council
to develop ‘COVID Safe’ practices to allow safe and timely return to the island for continuation of the works during the on-going
pandemic. The new pier was required to replace a redundant, much smaller jetty that had once served as the inter-island ferry berth.
Following relocation of the ferry to a new “roll on/roll off” berth, the original jetty had fallen into disrepair and TMS were therefore
Tappointed to construct a new pier to be used for the operation of the islands’ fish-farming vessels.