Weekly update – 17 November 2023

Keeping memories safe…
From 20 November we'll be temporarily dismantling and removing two war memorials from Clarence Parade, Southsea following damage caused during the recent Storm Ciaran. The Trident and Aboukir memorials, near the Royal Naval Memorial, were due to be dismantled during coastal defence works commencing in 2024, but their removal has been accelerated due to foundation damage and concerns for future structural safety after the storm. This is a proactive approach that ensures these valuable monuments are retained and protected before being reinstated by the scheme. Read more
Yes you peli-CAN cross the road!
We've installed a temporary pelican crossing on Clarence Esplanade in front of The Briny Restaurant. This is an extra safety measure to help you follow the official diversion route. Please make sure you use this crossing and do not walk along the road!
Ensuring the interface is in place!
On 27 November, we'll start constructing the small section of promenade to the side of Blue Reef Aquarium. We need to build this connecting part between Southsea Castle and Blue Reef so that we are able to open frontage four (Southsea Castle) as scheduled in summer 2024.  Without building this interface, frontage four would not be fully accessible so it is necessary to complete this now.
Moore Concrete please!
Our lead supervisor Caroline and section engineer Molly travelled to Moore Concrete in Northern Ireland. This is where all of our pre-cast concrete walls and stepped revetments are made. The purpose of the visit was to quality check a large number of the pre-cast units for frontage five (Pyramids to Speakers' Corner) before they are shipped over and put into place.