River Hamble Harbour Master’s Office Update

Seven months ago Suttle Projects completed a job at the River Hamble Harbour Master’s Office.

The brief was to refurbish the seawall which was in desperate need of repair and to include a cast concrete face to encourage biodiversity by mimicking a natural rock face.

Engineer Nick olds recently went back to visit and to see how the marine life was taking to the simulated rock face, this is what he had to say; “the wall has gone nice and green so the textured wall surface and rock pool details seem to be working at encouraging marine growth and biodiversity”.

The Harbour Master’s Office wall shown at low tide before the work started. You can see the condition of the wall is poor.
The completed wall, you can see the formations that have been cast onto the new wall to encourage marine growth and biodiversity.
7 months on, you can clearly see where the textured surface and rock pool details are working at encouraging marine growth and biodiversity.

To see the full case study in more detail click here.


The Suttles Group is comprised of two modern family businesses, operating across four areas, united by a common purpose to serve the construction and infrastructure sector. Suttle Projects offer tier one and tier two civil engineering contracting. With an extensive plant fleet, in-house piling capability, our own design department backed by chartered engineers plus an ICE graduate training scheme. An abundance of experience in general civil engineering, specialising in rail, coastal engineering, earthworks, and inshore marine projects. .Suttle Piling can provide sheet piling for retaining walls, and other types of driven pile. We compliment this with replacement systems, from difficult access segmental flight auger, to economic and rapidly installed continuous flight auger piling. For larger scale infrastructure, or more thorny geotechnical problems we have rotary piling capability within our teams and fleet. Suttle Stone Quarries work from our base on the Dorset Hampshire border to quarry, process and supply primary and recycled aggregates to the trade and public. Plus tipping facilities, we can also provide disposal of inert waste from infrastructure and domestic projects, on any scale. Our modern fleet of FORS compliant tipper and self-unloading trucks ensures the most reliable service available in our operating area. Suttle Purbeck Stone traces its route back to the 1930’s when our family first became involved in the Purbeck stone industry. We are proud to carry this heritage forward as modern producers of Purbeck stone products for all types of building and landscaping projects. Purbeck stone is quarried and processed by local craftsmen at our California Quarry site.