News archive: October 2015

Mackley and Team Van Oord have built on their earlier success in the Green Apple Awards with further recognition in a newly established international competition, the Green World Environment Awards. More… A £20m scheme being delivered by Mackley as part of Team Van Oord* has been presented with the 2015 Environment Agency Exemplar Award. More…


An historic reputation built on firm foundationsThe Mackley business was established in Shoreham By Sea in 1927 by John Thomas Mackley (below) after he had gained considerable design and contracting experience in London, South Wales and Southampton, and served as a Royal Engineer Staff Officer during World War 1 in France and Salonika.In 1931 the […]


Our Environmental Management system is certified to ISO14001:2004 and our Health Safety and Environment Policy includes a commitment to reduce our impacts upon the environment. Our sites operate to best practice standards and all of our site managers receive environmental awareness training.We are experts in working within highly sensitive sites, often within designated wildlife sites […]

Bosham Replacement Piles

 This timber piled revetment wall replacement project took place at Bosham Quay near Chichester in West Sussex. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and within a designated SSSI, the site presented many challenges.With its extensive tidal and coastal experience the Mackley team was able to overcome a number of hurdles to complete […]

Chesil Beach

During the winter storms of 2013/4 Chesil Beach at Portland Harbour, Weymouth lost approximately 300,000m3 of shingle. This caused extensive damage to the reno mattresses, gabion castle and undermining of the concrete wave wall.While the Environment Agency and Army reprofiled the beach to maintain the defences, Mackley mobilised plant and equipment to repair the void under […]

Pevensey Coastal Defences

Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd is a joint venture between Westminster Dredging, Balfour Beatty, Mouchel Parkman and Mackley. The Pevensey Bay Sea Defence contract is the first Public Private Partnership (PPP) flood defence scheme to be let in the UK, and, as a Pathfinder Project (HM Treasury designated), its success or failure is likely to be […]

Dover Seawall

The busy Dover seafront has been improved with new rock groynes and changes to the seawall. The groyne works took place between groyne numbers two and eight and the seawall works between groynes zero and one. The work took place within a tidal zone and required extensive movement of beach material.The project involved two major […]

Broomhill Sands Coastal Defence Scheme

 The £20m Broomhill Sands Coastal Defence Scheme extends along approximately 2.4km of coastline near Camber, East Sussex.The scheme aims to improve the standard of sea defence with a concrete wave wall and rock revetment. This will increase the standard of protection from one in five to one in 200 years, including allowances for climate change […]

Habitat Enhancements

Mackley, as part of Team Van Oord has extensive experience of habitat enhancements ranging from tree planting and seed matting on embankments to river restoration and habitat translocations.Large scale habitat creation/translocationThe Medmerry and Steart schemes involve the creation of a range of new wetland habitats including reed-beds, ponds, swamp vegetation and areas of wet-grassland. Medmerry […]

Team Van Oord named Green World Ambassador

Team Van Oord has been acclaimed a Green World Ambassador as a result of the environmental success of the Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme*, carried out by Mackley working as part of Team Van Oord.