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

Repair of Storm Damage to Steps


Kynance Cove, The Lizard, Cornwall


National Trust


KPK Builders

Contract Value


Services Provided

Contract Administration
Project Management
Site Investigation
Structural Design
Structural Drawing & Detailing
Structural Engineers Report
Structural Survey
Tendering Process

The Project

The renowned Kynance Cove did not go untouched by the winter storms of 2014.  Access down onto what is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world was temporarily interrupted by the ferocious storms causing severe structural cracking and movement to the old stone staircase.  Further along this stretch of coast even the protective harbour area at Mullion Cove suffered damage.

Whilst a new steel staircase would have overcome some of the access and technical difficulties in working in such a remote and unpredictable environment, this solution was not considered suitable for the location and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty status of the area.

The final design utilised a reinforced concrete solution which also reclaimed much of the original stonework for use as facing stone and rip rap protection to the front of the new steps.  Exposed dark aggregate finish to the steps and a low profile brushed stainless steel handrail created a safe access while visually blending in to the surroundings.


  • Storm Damaged Steps
  • During Construction
  • Completed Steps
  • Kynance Cove