Phase 2 of ground investigations begins
Starting on Monday 26 February, we’ll be conducting some more ground investigation works along the seafront.
Our main programme of ground investigation work took place throughout autumn 2017, however there some areas along the seafront that we need to run extra tests on, so you may see our teams out and about during February and March. The data from these tests will help us to develop the designs for the new defences – we’re not building anything yet!
Over the coming weeks you will see various types of machinery operating and works occurring. This will include:
- The drilling of boreholes in the ground. These usually take about 2 days to complete. Some boreholes will have equipment installed to measure groundwater levels and will then be capped.
- The extraction of concrete cores from existing defences. This will involve the removal of samples from existing defences. These only usually take a couple of hours.
We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused – however, throughout the works, we’ll try to keep disruption to a minimum and any pedestrian diversions will be clearly signposted.
If you want to see the exact locations of the works, please download the site maps below (PDF). The sites in red are to be undertaken in this phase, and the ones in black are ones we completed last year.
- Long Curtain Moat – Clarence Pier
- Southsea Common
- Blue Reef Aquarium – Southsea Castle
- Pyramids – Canoe Lake Toilets
- The Rose Gardens – Cricket Club
- Pitch & Putt – Eastney Beach