Weekly update – 25 February 2022

Eu-nice work team!

Shout out to our team members who worked throughout Storm Eunice – just check out the photo of conditions around our Pier Rd site offices (left) to see what they encountered last Friday!

The weather really tested our newly installed parapet units at Frontage 1 (Long Curtain Moat) and it was great to see how effective they were at keeping the water back. There was some damage along Frontage 4 (Southsea Castle) but only to those parts of ageing defences that are due to be removed soon. It’s weather events like this that show just how vital our work is in ensuring our city remains protected.

At Frontage 1, the storm did some damage to our seaward access platform so we’ve been in full repair mode to get this fixed.  In other news, we’ve been installing drainage on the eastern prom and backfilling the western prom.

Castle Rock!

In the week commencing 7 March, we will start taking delivery of 140,000t of rock to form the primary sea defence in the area around Southsea Castle. The rock will arrive from Norway from March to September 2022 on a weekly basis, averaging 5500t per week! We’ve installed vibration monitors in the area in readiness. The photo shows rock delivery in the coastal defences area around Long Curtain Moat in 2021. Read more.

Bandstanding

On Bandstand Field we continued to strip top soil and lay crushed stone for our compound area. We will store the top soil and replace it when it’s time to restore the field back to its original condition. Also at Frontage 4, we’ve started site investigations, with trial holes being dug along existing promenade.

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