they're talking about filling in the dock in all the stories I hear............B-M dock is too big to be a dry dock. The ones I've worked in are usually built to accommodate one ship at a time and have stepped sides .
wasn't it once designed to be a dry dock anyway? would it be impossible to close some gates, drain it, and then fill it in quite quickly?
also, does that allow us to "build" ground works before filling in the dock, effectively saving time?
If you mean building ground works on the dock bottom ,it depends what was put in in 1848 ! I assume a concrete raft ,many metres thick ,would need to be installed before any new building was carried out.
There seems to be a bit of confusion at the moment about where exactly the proposed stadium site is . Is it B-M dock itself or a piece of land near to it ?