Moat gloat!

Our heritage maintenance work to restore Long Curtain Moat to its former glory has seen us nominated as a finalist in the 2021 Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards (Conservation & Regeneration category). Long Curtain Moat is one the last surviving parts of Portsmouth's town fortifications and is therefore a very important part of Portsmouth's local heritage. In fact, Lord Nelson passed through the brick lined sally port under Long Curtain Moat in 1805 on his last departure from England! Coastal Environmental Engineer Rachel Cook is part of the team who entered the awards. Rachel said: "The Long Curtain Moat project was fundamental to preserving Portsmouth's nationally significant heritage, and crucial to maintaining coastal defences. "Throughout the project we've enhanced the appearance of Long Curtain Moat using sympathetic methods such as steam cleaning with excellent results. This has received extremely positive feedback from the public and really enhances the experience of people visiting the area."