Highlands students study Harbour Master Plan
From Port of Jersey
23rd October 2023
Ports of Jersey recently hosted a group of 8 civil engineering students from Highlands College at Elizabeth Harbour. The students are in their first year of a day release course, which they attend part-time while also working for local employers.
The visit was organised by their tutor, Richard Sutton, who acts as the supervisor for the ground investigations which are currently under way in preparation for the Harbour Master Plan.
Mr Sutton said: “I thought this preparation work for a major infrastructure project would be an excellent opportunity for the students to experience live ground investigation, where many different techniques are being employed.
“While we were at the harbour we discussed how a ground investigation project is designed, by using many sources of information to balance the cost, risk and time spent. The visit allowed the students to handle different material samples, and they learned how different ground conditions can affect the design of future buildings and infrastructure.”
The proposed plans for Elizabeth Harbour are currently under consideration by Government planning officers. The ongoing ground investigations will inform the design of roads, pavements buildings and other infrastructure which form part of the proposed new Elizabeth Terminal.
These surveys are completed during the planning process as they allow continued refining of the design and enable a prompt start to construction if planning approval is granted.