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Noss on Dart Marina

Set on the Eastern bank of the River Dart, Noss on Dart Marina is the newest addition to the Premier Marinas portfolio.

Noss on Dart Marina is a new £75 million redevelopment of a historic shipbuilding site dating back to the 1880s.  Best known for manufacturing Trinity Light vessels and minesweepers as well as Chay Blyth’s British Steel round-the-world yacht, the site will now provide a stunning venue for 232 fully-serviced berths serviced by a hoist dock and 75 tonne hoist for boat lifts.

New boat storage areas support the boatyards activities with hardstanding for up to 100 boats.  Onshore facilities include a 195 space decked car park for visitors and berth holders, an exceptional Marina Control Building providing a panoramic view of the river and berth holder’s facilities which exceed even Premier Marinas’ typically high standards and various marine service tenancy buildings.

Beyond the Marina itself, the site will also provide a destination spa-hotel and 44 premium quality waterside residences.

Set in a secluded location between the River Dart and the Dartmouth Steam rail line, WCI was initially tasked with specifying a sewage treatment works for the site.  However, while not directly to brief, WCI quickly realised that the engineering and environmental complexities of the site were not suited to a treatment solution and encouraged consideration of more strategic options.

Despite being well into the initial phases of construction, Premier Marinas supported WCI’s desire to explore alternative strategic options and their faith in us was rewarded when we identified a viable and cost effective opportunity to connect the site to an adopted sewer.

WCI’s brief quickly developed into a S98 sewer requisition from the site boundary and the technical design of the required pumping station and rising main.  While an economically and environmentally advantageous solution, the design of the pumping station was not without its challenges.  The receiving sewer lies at a significant height above the Marina with the small matter of railway and protected woodland in the way.  Throw in deep upstream drainage and a bespoke pumping station, designed to adoptable standards was required.