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Yeoman’s Yard


May, 2019

By Pete Langdown

Good news — the Yeoman’s yard project has finally gotten off the ground.  The project is a new facility for the parking of HGV vehicles in a well-lit and secure environment that backs onto the river Thames.  It is a somewhat problematic location because this stretch of the river has a sea wall to protect the surrounding area from flooding.  The drop lot area is located between the sea wall and the Thames, with a public foot path running along the edge of the river.

We carried out our initial designs for this project back in June 2011.  It has taken this long to get the relevant approvals from the environment agency to build this type of facility. That being said, several changes have taken place with regards to the end users requirements.

Lighting is now being installed on the river side of the parking area and additional surveillance equipment is being installed.  A pond is also being added to provide over-spill for what is called the thirty year storm.  This pond will become a haven for the local wild life which seems to be in abundance, despite the industrial nature of the surrounding area.