James Lockyer Associates Ltd
Oakland Mews, Liskeard
CornwallPL14 3UX
01579 344771
Finished project
The Finished Building
Bridges and Walkways
Completed project
During construction
Underpinning reinforcement
Reinforcement for new patio
Completed Project
View from the new balcony
Completed works
Completed project
Completed project

Firing Range


Exmouth, Devon


Debut Services (SW) Ltd


Morgan Sindall

Contract Value


Services Provided

Feasibility Study
Site Investigation
Structural Design

The Project

This cliff top headland belongs to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and is a rifle range for the Royal Marines. The MoD wanted to extend their training facilities by constructing an additional firing range for close armed combat. To separate the new range from the existing adjacent range, a 2.4m high timber ballistic wall was designed to prevent stray bullets between the two ranges. Access to the site was through a holiday park and so cut and fill earthworks were used to level the sloping site, which redistributed the soil without the need to import or export large quantities to/from the site.

An ecological and reptile survey revealed that lizards were present on the site, which are protected by law. As part of the planning conditions, mitigation methods were implemented in accordance with recommendations by Natural England to ensure that the lizards were removed from the construction zone and that their natural habitat was reinstated around the site on completion.

  • Restricted access
  • Layout drawings
  • Ballistic wall
  • New ballistics wall
  • Retain wall
  • Landscaping to banks
  • View from the range