As an ecologically sensitive site the use of traditional hard engineered bank protection was not an option and bioengineered designs were favoured. The bags were covered with soil to be able to vegetate them and fully integrate them into the natural bank. In addition, headland would cause erosion in the river bed and consequently expose the gas pipe elsewhere. Thus, AquaRockBags® were used, stacked up to 9 layers deep and formed as a very gradual headland. The new revetment does not cause erosion in the river bed while providing sufficient protection to the gas pipe.