Developing, extending, reconfiguring and managing marinas to today’s high standards can be a complex matter requiring a wide range of design, technical and environmental input. To ensure a successful planning application, a sound design, legal compliance and good environmental balance have become a pre-requisites. To assist our clients, WSP Group and RGA Waterfront have teamed up to offer bespoke advice on the sustainable development of marinas and associated land. Our areas of expertise range from economic feasibility studies and environmental assessment, through technical support to complete marina management; all approached with solutions in mind.
Options Appraisal & Feasibility
Technical scoping and viability
Social and economic impact assessments
Environmental impact assessments
Development finance sourcing
Assessment and mitigation of physical risks
Design & Sustainability Breeam Assessment
Renewable energy sources
Access and transport design
Flood risk assessment
Hydrodynamic modelling and sediment transfer
Civil and structural engineering
Planning & Permits
Containment design advice (oils and chemicals)
Permit application and compliance advice
Noise impact assessment
Visual and landscape
Transport and access assessment and design
In addition to the above in-house capabilities, we have strong relationships with a wide range of co-professionals, from planning consultants to marine biologists. We can put together the strongest team possible to meet the needs of any given project.
Our focus is helping our clients to deliver successful projects. This involves a detailed experience-driven understanding of how waterfront developments work, and what makes them succeed. It also involves working closely with regulatory authorities to find practical and beneficial solutions to often difficult challenges. Together with value and deliverability, the tenets of environmental protection and sustainability are embedded in our approach. We have outlined below some of our services and areas in which we have assisted clients through the development cycle.