Annual check-up!


Today (7 September 2021) marks the one-year anniversary of construction beginning on the Southsea Coastal Scheme at Frontage 1 (Long Curtain Moat).

Here is just some of the amazing progress made so far:

  • 525 linear metres of sheet piles installed, totalling 6300m2.
  • If the piles were laid end to end, this would make a total of 12km of sheet piles driven into the ground.
  • 11,474 tonnes of rock imported.
  • 20,000m3 of dredged material laid.
  • 87,253 total site working hours completed since September 2020.
  • An average of 40 workers on site daily per month.
  • An average of 21 local workers (living within 30 miles of the Southsea Coastal Scheme) on site daily per month.
  • 3 new graduates employed.
  • 33m of concrete capping beam¬†installed on top of the steel pile walls to secure the piles in place and create a finished look to the wall.
  • 10,200m2 of geotextile installed under the rock to prevent the rock settling into the existing beach.
  • 185m of concrete toe beam completed.

The photo below was taken just before work started – what a difference a year makes!