East Cowes: Vertipools

Objectives:

-          Improve intertidal habitat on a significantly altered shoreline within Cowes Harbour.

-          Meet planning and policy environmental conditions relating to a chain ferry renovation at the site.

-          Create an ecological hotspot site of interest accessible to the public.

-          Provide interpretation on coastal wildlife, Artecology and marine conservation work.

Collaborations:

 Isle of Wight County Council

 
 

Methods of Design and Installation

Two different textures were used to explore new opportunities of design in heavily urbanised and actively used port/harbour environment. Folded and stretched fabric was used in the texturing process creating new complexity within the surface pattern. The units were supplied to site contractors with a fixing specification and were installed as part of the wider chain ferry site works.

 

Results and Development

Collaboration with Isle of Wight Council supported infrastructure objectives (completion of cross-Medina ferry link), ecological enhancement of designated habitats and community engagement in marine conservation work.