The Reserve at Willbrook


The Reserve at Willbrook
The Reserve at Willbrook Plantation
Litchfield, South Carolina
The Reserve Harbor Marina is a sister project to The Reserve, a Greg Norman-designed golf
course and exclusive development at Litchfield in Georgetown County, South Carolina. The
project included construction of a high end wetslip marina with a basin excavated from uplands
on Willbrook Island. Access was achieved through a historical rice field canal, which presented
a unique design challenge. Ultimately, a steel sheet pile, cantilevered bulkhead was employed
to stabilize one side of the channel. A dike featuring impressive cypress trees was left its natural state on the opposite side of the entrance channel. A water quality model, coordinated with
marina operational guidelines, assured environmental and cultural responsibility on a historic
site. The challenging project included accommodations for a public boat ramp accessed
through a private club marina. Alternative designs for various building and structural materials
were necessary to address project needs and market conditions. The sensitive site required
preservation of 200-year old oaks and a colonial cemetery. The significant topography, unusual
for the area, required a sophisticated combination of terracing and timber sheet pile bulkhead to delineate the marina basin. Access to Willbrook Island was achieved via land by
improvements to an existing causeway. The new causeway was constructed from segmental masonry units and accommodates all the utilities serving the Island. The marina
contains 60 wet slips, a 240-slip drystack, a public boat ramp with 25 trailer spaces, fuel
facilities, a private clubhouse and ancillary parking facilities.
The Litchfield Company
Environmental Permitting
Environmental Assessment
Wetland Delineation
Marina Market Analysis
Marina Layout and Design
Timber and Steel Bulkhead Design
Dry Stack Design
Boat Ramp Design
Site work and Utilities Design