Weekly update – 28 January 2022
IMPORTANT NEWS: The seafront promenade from Blue Reef to the Pyramids will be closed from 31 January 2022. A pedestrian diversion will be in place.
Work at Frontage 4, which sees the creation of a breath-taking new promenade at Southsea Castle, will really ramp up from Monday as the Southsea Coastal Scheme starts in earnest at the next phase. Work is expected to last for an estimated two years, but with updates here, the Project Information Centre at Pier Road and plenty of viewing platforms around the area we will make sure you are kept up-to-date with all the exciting developments.
We have installed all the parapet units on the east side of the work this week. A good question from the Project Information Centre this week: Why are wall units sloped on one side? Answer: The sloped design of the units is to discourage climbing on the wall.
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We are backfilling the area behind the landward pile line ready for the new promenade to be placed on top. Recycled beach material is placed in 75cm layers and compacted with a plate compacter to stabilise it.