Weekly update – 2 September 2022

Concrete slab pouring for the new, raised promenade is coming along nicely at Long Curtain Moat (Frontage 1). After laying the concrete, we apply a gel which is washed off after a day or so to leave an attractive and durable exposed-aggregate surface. The brownish-grey slabs show off the completed exposed-aggregate work, while the white slabs are waiting for the gel to be removed.
Stand down
Near Southsea Castle (Frontage 4), we are laying a very long downstand beam. The beam will be situated under our L-shaped lower promenade walls that will eventually surround Southsea Castle to make up what we like to call The Theatre of the Sea!     
Smokin' find near Southsea Castle
We've unearthed the partial bowl of a clay smoker’s pipe that looks likely to originate from Fareham Pipe Makers in the 1800s. Our onsite archaeologist Jann from Wessex Archaeology conducted a search of local pipe makers from census documents to dig up possibilities for the pipe’s origins. Read more 
Molly makes her mark
Congratulations to our graduate engineer Molly on winning the Highly Commended prize for 'Most Promising Trainee Civil Engineer' in the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (Southern) Awards from a record number of entries. Read more