Weekly update – 29 July 2022

Walk this way
There is a new walkway being built to the seaward side of the remains of the city walls.  The photo shows the sea wall already in place and the width of the path. We will be installing railings and new feature lighting so that the public can see the Spur Redoubt and the walls we discovered last year up close.
Stop and stair
Here’s Jeannette, working hard as usual while checking out the promenade progress at Frontage 1 (Long Curtain Moat). We are building up the base layers, placing drainage, and installing steps and seating units, ready to install the new concrete slabs that will make the prom paving on the two-tier promenade in the coming weeks.
The Great Escape
Caroline steps onto the parapet wall units that have been delivered to us ready for installation at Frontage 4 (Southsea Castle).
The promenade will sit at the height of Caroline’s hand with the drainage hole allowing excess surface water to escape to the sea. The promenade itself will be built up on the bottom of the unit that Caroline stands on.  Don’t be fooled!  Once in place these units won’t sit as high as it looks in the photo!
Safety notice - Rock works
Paddle boarders are urged to stay outside the yellow buoys in the areas where we are conducting rock works. Please be aware that the boom on the long reach excavator is 22m long, as well as there being a risk of rock shards from rock being placed, so it’s important to keep a safe distance.