As part of the Adur & Worthing Framework, HOP Consulting have been highly involved in the regeneration works in Worthing and the surrounding area, in particular; the Lido, Pier, seafront and Brooklands.
HOP were instructed to undertake a principal inspection of Worthing Pier and a structural assessment of Worthing Lido. Worthing Pier is a 157-year-old Grade II Listed structure, which opened in 1862. We undertook a desktop study, visual inspection, intrusive examinations and structural assessment work.
HOP initiated a thorough appraisal of the structural condition, considering the timber deck, steel substructure, cast iron supporting piles, timber boat deck and the reinforced concrete deck at the root of the Pier.
Worthing Observation Wheel
HOP have been working with Adur & Worthing Council on bringing the Worthing Observation Wheel (WOW) to Worthing seafront.
HOP provided the Council with specialist advice regarding the requirements for designing the structure in a difficult coastal environment and carried out third party checking for the foundation piles, which support the temporary base for the biggest Wheel on the South Coast. The Wheel now operates for 6-9 months each year, before being dismantled for the Winter.
The Wheel has become an exciting new attraction for Worthing and an iconic landmark, situated in front of the newly refurbished entertainment area in the High Street centre.