Weekly update – 11 August 2023
The sun shone for our Roadshow this week and we’d like to thank the 78 visitors who dropped in to see us in our gazebo near the D-Day Story. Next week it’s the big one as we head out to Speakers Corner near The Briny restaurant on Wednesday 16 August, 11am-2pm, to discuss our next construction phase here which will get underway next month. Just head for the blue gazebo and the yellow shirts to find us!
We’re working this weekend to ensure the full installation of the bandstand wall before moving our crane around to the Pyramids side of our site in advance of Victorious Festival. This is due to the festival needing the space we’re using for our road into site across Castle Field. The works will be non-disruptive and will be limited to just the wall installation.
We’ve been pumping it up this week as you can see from this fantastic drone photo taken by coastal engineer Ajay of our red, long reach concrete pump. This pump can reach a distance of up to 56 metres! It’s been working hard to progress the completion of the concrete promenade slabs above and below the ‘Theatre of the Sea’ – we have now completed 63 of 86!
Our team headed to the Hotwalls beach in Old Portsmouth this week to conduct a beach clean. We take our commitment to social responsibility and caring for the environment seriously, and the sun we ordered came along too!
Ajay studied Coastal Engineering at Plymouth University and has been with us at Southsea Coastal Scheme for three years. Ajay is a keen cricketer and plays for Portsmouth Cricket Club. He’s our drone operator extraordinaire and is often responsible for the drone photos that you may see us posting. A pub quiz champion, Ajay is also a BBQ master and his specialities are prawns and kebabs!