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

River Bank Reinstatement


Whimple, Devon


Private Homeowner


Clover Maintenance

Services Provided

Site Investigation
Structural Design
Structural Drawing & Detailing
Structural Engineers Report
Structural Survey

The Project

Heavy rain caused the river to swell and scour away the toe of this sloping river bank forming the gardens of adjacent properties.  Combined with excessively high levels of groundwater in the soils this caused the slope to slip, taking the top edge of the gardens with it, including steps, decking, fencing and plants.

James Lockyer Associates devised a scheme to provide temporary diversion of the river and reinstatement of the slope and gardens.

Rock filled gabion baskets were used to reconstruct the line of the river and retain the slope behind which was enhanced with the provision of land drainage to reduce the risk of water pressures building up in the soil at times of heavy rain.

  • River bank collapse
  • Damage caused by collapse
  • During construction
  • During construction
  • During construction
  • Completed works
  • Completed works