Lyme Regis Cobb Harbour and Breakwater Repairs and Refurbishment

Lyme Regis Cobb Harbour and

Breakwater Repairs and Refurbishment

Client:

West Dorset

District Council

Location:

Dorset, UK

Date:

2017 - ongoing

Challenge

A recent structural survey of the Cobb found

that it was suffering from serious scour and

undermining in many areas as well as structural

movement. It has been estimated that without

intervention failure of the Cobb is likely to

occur in approximately 20-30 years, leaving 60

properties exposed to coastal erosion.

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Skanberg-Tippen

Coastal and

Maritime Engineer

The Cobb Harbour and breakwater is the oldest example of this type of structure in the UK with the

original elements dating back to the 12th century. Today the Cobb provides coastal erosion protection to

60 homes and businesses within Lyme Regis, as well as being the home for an active commercial fishing

fleet, a leisure vessel fleet, an aquarium and a RNLI Lifeboat station.

West Dorset District Council commissioned a

project to develop the design for repairs to the

Cobb whilst also wishing to deliver commercial

and recreational amenity upgrades.

Given the structures listed status it was

imperative that any interventions were sensitive

to the historic nature of the structure, balancing

the needs for improvement against heritage

impact and cost.

Coastal

engineering

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