Estuary Edges

Case Studies

Point Wharf, Greenwich

Grid Reference TQ3898180300

This example is arguably encroachment as it fills in and builds upwards on the original Thames foreshore. Although the learning from this site is useful from an ecological and geomorphological point of view, it is strongly recommended not to copy the design unless encroachment is necessary for reasons such as engineering or contamination reasons.

Figure 1: Map of Estuary edges sites pinpointing Point Wharf, Greenwich; inset graphics include Google Earth aerial photo of site and chart extract of Site (heights in metres relative to Chart Datum).

1. Introduction
2. Aerial photo and as-built drawings: plan view and cross-sectional view
3. Environmental
4. Social, Litter, Safety and Navigation
5. Engineering
6. Conclusions