Report Westhaven berth lease expiry 2026 in Marine Talk Posted yesterday at 12:49 AM 2 hours ago, Fish said: Errr, you've not been to Westhaven lately ay? the whole new promenade is made of a steel structure, with steel piles into what ever is beneath it, a fair bit being seawater and sedimentary sludge's etc. I'm pleased you also question this, as its been bugging me ever since they built it, how you can put steel in sludge and not have a problem. Thought I just didn't know what I was talking about. Some of those posh new houses just across from you IT have steel piles in the reclaimed GH sludge. 15 m deep, went in like a hot knife through butter. All the digger had to do was hold the I beam up, and in it slipped... They are tied into the concrete floor pad for the house. Which all sounds well and good, but you'd never guess how they get an earth spike in for the electrical supply of those houses.... Tied into the reho of the floor slab. Apparently the building code only requires 50 yrs durability for these things, including piles and floor slabs? Have been to Westhaven, just busy with work and did not pay much attention to it. Sounds like a right shambles!