Rocksalt Restaurant offers 5 Star dining with spectacular views across Folkestone Harbour. The engineering of this building required an innovative approach to achieve the required architectural form in this hostile marine environment.
CampbellReith remodelled the harbour using a new wall design with a recurved profile to divert wave energy away from the building.
After investigating about the possibility of using large span steel girders to span across the gap, the final decision was to remodel the corner of the harbour and install a new sea wall beneath the building. The superstructure was modelled in 3D to achieve a minimum building weight.
This project was awarded with the ACE Engineering Excellence Award in 2012.