Restoration of Historic HMS Ganges Mast

HMS Ganges Mast

Wavenmere Homes and Galliard Homes have begun their 18-month restoration process of its Grade II Listed Mast at its Barrelman’s Point development, which is on the Shotley Peninsula, in Ipswich, Suffolk.

A bit of History…

The 142ft landmark iron, steel, and timber mast, which dates back to 1865, was originally erected in 1907 where the 74 gun 18th century ship HMS Ganges had stood, before retiring to Chatham Dockyard in Kent two years prior.

A ceremony took place in Summer 2022 to commemorate the last time the mast was manned, which was on 6th June 1974.

The ceremonial mast in 1926- HMS Ganges
The ceremonial mast in 1926

About Barrelman’s Point

The 60-acre coastal development development which will include 285 homes, a gymnasium, co-working space and a screening room to watch films on a big screen. Surrounding the development will be landscaped public open spaces, new biodiverse meadow planting, tree lined avenues and children’s play areas.

It is an exciting time for locals! The development regenerating Shotley’s former Royal Navy Training Establishment which had been derelict for over 45 years.

More about our Services

We are pleased to be providing our civil engineering services to the residential development.

The phased development is requiring strategic infrastructure for all phases to be provided at an early stage. Including an adopted foul pump station and strategic foul sewer network, Adoptable surface    water sewers and road infrastructure.

The monuments and other retained buildings have required us to provide a strategic overview of the site levels. This is to maintain a volumetric balance of material on site whilst tying into appropriate levels for discrete retained features

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