Weekly update – 10 September 2021

Pontoon!

No, we haven’t branched into the world of gambling! This week we’ve had the excitement of using a floating pontoon to erect scaffolding along the seaward wall.  The scaffolding allows access to the existing capping beam (horizontal beam on top of the wall)  on the seaward wall of Long Curtain Moat which will be removed using hydro demolition (demolition technique using high pressure water) to ensure we do not damage any of the surrounding structure.

Balancing act

Deliveries of the granite and Purbeck limestone walls continue rolling in this week. In order to lift and place the pre cast wall units in proper alignment, an offset beam is attached to chains when craning the wall into place.  Here we are testing and refining the length of the chains and the movement of a pre cast panel in readiness for moving them into place in the coming weeks.

We are still rocking you…

Only 76 metres of 353 metres of rock left to install on the rock revetment  – watch out for more to follow on this next week.  Thank you everyone for your patience and understanding whilst this essential part of construction work continues.

Tilting at twin piles

Introducing our latest model Gary, pictured below using his new tilting bucket on the excavator this week.  Practising on a mock up twin pile line, we are refining work methods to ensure that the pre cast walls and apron are placed safely, securely and accurately.

Art alert!

Local artists and writers are being offered the chance to have their work included in an exhibition that shows how public art might be incorporated into the Southsea Coastal Scheme. Read more

Annual check up

September 7 marked the one-year anniversary of construction beginning on the Southsea Coastal Scheme at Frontage 1 (Long Curtain Moat). Read more

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