Victoria Quay is situated in the middle of the bustling Devon town of Salcombe. It’s well known by visitors as a prime crabbing spot, and is packed with families during the summer months trying their hand with a crabbing line.
We were approached by a concerned resident who owns part of the wall last year. This old quay wall was showing signs of bulging, worrying cracks and a possible void. Along with a local structural engineering firm, PCA, a plan was put in to action.
This summer, due to the condition of the wall worsening, the structural engineers did a site visit and filed a report which meant the public footpath was closed as the quay wall was unsafe. The corner of the wall was propped up temporarily by metal piles and large bags of aggregate to hold them in place.