Weekly update – 9 April 2021

Snow, rain and shine...even the great British weather and a four-day week couldn’t contain the team’s progress this week! Excitingly, we took delivery of much anticipated precast panels for the apron (sloped revetment wall) and vertical walls on the west of Spur Redoubt. The sensitive and complex panel designs are the result of much dedicated work from the team to ensure sympathy to the historic setting and monuments. The material for the outward facing side of the apron panel is granite; for the vertical walls, Purbeck Limestone. It was paramount to secure a finish that not only matches the existing area, but that will also wear appropriately for generations to come. Elsewhere, on the East of the Spur drainage works continue in preparation for the new promenade while on the West, work has ramped up to complete the rear pile line (wall of driven sheet piles). With the recent fine weather and gradual easing of restrictions, some businesses are opening up at Clarence Pier (including the hugely popular Crazy Golf!), so we have added a larger viewing window at the Clarence Pier end of the site. It has been great to see the public taking a real interest in the developments on the scheme. This coming week will see the delivery of 5600 tonnes of rock armour east of the Spur Redoubt. Alongside this will be installation of rock and tide pools (also arrived this week) to encourage wildlife in the environment that we are creating. Hopefully, we will be able to share photos of our new residents soon.