Phase 1

Portsmouth’s Southsea Coastal Scheme got underway in September 2020 with the construction of coastal defences beginning between Long Curtain Moat and Clarence Pier.

The first of six phases in the Portsmouth City Council-led project came after some 10 years of planning and public consultation.

Works include the demolition of the existing seawall and the construction of a compound area with a public information office.

During the 12-18 months of Phase 1, the Clarence Pier Carpark will be closed. Parts of the footpath from the Saluting Platform across Long Curtain Moat will also close, with a diversion in place around the Royal Garrison Church and behind Kings Bastion.

The Scheme is part of the council’s ambitious regeneration vision to bring even more growth and prosperity to our proud and historic city. Find out more about all the regeneration plans and projects at





3D visualisation of the Sospan Dau discharging dredged material

3D visualisation of the shingle discharge

3D visualisation of sheet piling using our bespoke walking piling gate

3D visualisation of rock placement

3D visualisation of beach profiling works

3D visualisation of shingle discharge and profiling works




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