Procurement process underway for next stage of coastal defence designs

Plans to provide new flood defences for the Southsea Seafront continue to progress with the tender for detailed engineering designs now underway.

The successful consultant will further refine and add detail to the coastal defence principal designs so construction can begin in 2020.

The scheme, which will span 4.5km of Solent coastline from Old Portsmouth to Eastney, will protect more than 8,000 properties and 700 businesses from the risk of coastal flooding.

The tender to deliver detailed engineering designs has been communicated to seven consultancies, all of whom sit on the Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Consultancy Services Framework. This framework was set up in 2016 to ensure greater consistency from a list of multi-disciplined consultancies that have both the expertise and resources to undertake a project of this scale.

The procurement process opened on 3 April with bids required for review by mid-May. The selected designer will then be appointed in June 2019.

More information on the Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management Consultancy Services Framework can be found HERE.

For any further information on the Southsea Coastal Scheme email the team at: SouthseaCoastalScheme@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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