Another milestone to kick off 2022 with the first parapet unit installed at Frontage 1. These are wall units that sit on top of the steel pile and capping beam to finish the wall and afford more protection. They will be installed on the eastern side of the works where the new promenade approaches Clarence Pier.
It is imperative that units are placed to ensure a snug and secure fit, creating a wall that is more resilient to the elements and erosion, so longer lasting. The challenging planning of the installation of the parapet wall units was completed by none other than our Portsmouth University Graduate – Angus!
Each of the 127 units (weighing in at 5t each) that will be placed along Frontage 1 have been individually referenced to ensure they are exactly placed in the correct location – the fixings on each unit must line up with the fixings on the capping beam.
We are currently only placing the 56 units on the eastern end of the work – the rest will be installed after works on the apron and upstand wall units on the west have been completed.