Southampton’s Green Cruise Terminal

Eccles approached to advise on drainage for new £55m project

A new £55 million cruise terminal built at the Port of Southampton is the most environmentally-friendly in the UK, heralding in a new era of investment and opportunity on the south coast.

The new Horizon Cruise Terminal uses 2,000 roof-mounted solar panels to generate clean energy, as well as revolutionary clean energy plug-in charging for cruise ships, who can now turn off their engines in port to reduce pollution.

Southampton’s new cruise terminal will be the most environmentally-friendly in the UK

During the construction of this large project we were approached by the builder’s merchant to advise on the most appropriate drainage solution to service the expected high volume of daily pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

The chosen products must be able to withstand heavy wheel loads of up to 600kN (60 tons), as well as offering safe and easy access for engineers to inspect and maintain the drainage system.

The Eccles consultation team, who are experienced in fulfilling specifications for ports, airport pavements and other large infrastructure projects, were quickly able to advise on the best solution for the job, in this case our DU111 and DU137 products.

Certified by the BSI to meet the safety requirements of EN124:2015, these access covers and gratings (part of the Eccles Group 5 E600 range) comfortably meet the loading and spatial requirements of the brief and feature an anti-slip tread, three point suspension and keyhole access for easy opening.

As well as being strong and durable, the E600s also feature our unique SmartGrip TechnologyTM anti-slip tread pattern as standard, designed to provide a high PSRV skid resistance value >70, as well as a three point suspension for non-rock stability.

With stock available for immediate dispatch, we were able to respond quickly and competitively to the request.

Now complete, Southampton Port boasts some of the world’s most innovative green infrastructure, putting the UK on track to meet its target of achieving carbon net zero by 2050.

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