Construction of Gabion Seawall at Commonwealth War Cemetery in Sierra Leone

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  • February 15, 2018
GeSySo Commonwealth War Cemetery Sierra Leone Geo Engineering 2018-02-28

King Tom Commonwealth War Cemetery is situated on the coast of Sierra Leone in Freetown. The cemetery has suffered substantial damage during unprecedented local flooding in Freetown, in mid-2015; in effect, the water from the rest of the city was channelled through the site due to structurally inadequate and blocked drainage at the front of the location. Most of damage was caused to the sea wall itself by water pressure from the rear and there was little impact on the graves or the memorial.
CDR International was contracted to design a solution and supervise the execution of the works (project). With the help of Admir Technologies, CDR designed a new seawall made of a gabion gravity structure. Admir Technologies supplied the gabion structure and the geotextile filter behind the gabion sea defence. The contractor Dawnus International executed the works.