Case Studies

Coastal Slope Stability Assessment

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Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon

Following recent winter storms, the issue of coastal stability has come to the fore.

The winter storms of 2012-13 and 2013-14 produced some the of wettest and stormiest weather on record, and these events exposed our coastline to an unprecedented number of instabilities.  Whether or not such events can be attributed to climate change remains uncertain, although future predictions are that our coastline is entering a period of change with  sea level rise and more frequent storm events.


Following one such storm event, the rear garden and patio of a property in Bigbury-on-Sea was partly lost and there were concerns that further erosion could start to affect the main building. Red Rock, working closely with the structural engineer, developed appropriate  stabilisation works to both reinstate the patio and protect the property into the future. 


Red Rock provide preliminary or detailed assessments of likely cliff and slope performance so that existing land owners and prospective purchasers can make informed decisions about the stability risks to their property.  We provide our clients with methods to minimise and manage the risks of coastal erosion, as  well as approaches and engineering solutions to protect the development. 


We have recently completed other coastal slope stability assessments for developments at:


• Dawlish  •  Bigbury-on-Sea  •  Fort Bovisand  •  Branscombe  •  Falmouth  •  Ilfracombe  •  Marazion  •  Portland  •  Portreath  •  Salcombe  •  Torquay 

The Gobbins Coastal Walkway

For the last few years Red Rock Geo have been Geotechnical consultants to Mid and East Antrim Borough Council leading the works to reopen the Gobbins Coastal Walkway in Northern Ireland.

Fort Bovisand Redevelopment

Red Rock have been geotechnical consultants for the £14m redevelopment of the historic Victorian fort of Fort Bovisand lying on the eastern approaches to Plymouth Sound.