Blackpool Sea Defences Officially Opened October 2017

A scheme to reduce the flood risk to 4800 properties and safeguard Blackpool’s seafront tramway has been officially opened. Costing £27.1m the sea defence scheme also offers protection to vital infrastructure and a major pumping station.

You can read the full article at insidemedia.com by clicking here. 

The project has not been without its challenges with repairs being required to sections near to the northern tie-in with Cleveleys, resulting from the recent storms and the collapse of stone foundations and concrete bases three years ago.

Protection from 1 in 200 year storm event

The project has involved collaboration across industry with three Local Authorities working together to deliver the project alongside contractors. The project will protect the area from a one-in-200-year storm event and has a planned design life of 100 years.

A video taken during the construction of the sea defence can be viewed by clicking here Source (Balfour Beatty)

Other Sources: insidemedia.com, bbc.co.uk and constructionnews.co.uk

 

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