Weekly update – 3 November 2023

After every storm comes a rainbow…
Our contracts director Jon took this lovely shot of the historic De Gomme wall at the end of a rainbow this week. Here you can also see the lovely new (and slightly wet) timber seating at the ‘Theatre of the Sea’. It’s hard to imagine in this weather – but we will soon be able to sit here eating an ice cream while looking out to the Solent!
Not blown away…
Storm Ciaran washed some of our new beach onto the prom this week so we have had some cleaning up to do, as expected. But, other than some debris and barriers being blown over, we escaped unharmed and work continues. A good test for our fantastic new defences!
Mission complete
Installation of the steel sheet piles along the top edge of the beach on frontage five (Pyramids to Speakers' Corner) is complete. Approximately 460 steel sheet piles are in place… although some are now hiding in the shingle following our visit from Storm Ciaran!
Ciaran who? It’s all about Guy…
Fireworks night came to the Southsea Coastal Scheme this week as the Portsmouth City Council annual fireworks display went ahead down at Southsea Common. The fireworks were launched from within our site and we captured some of the display lighting up the rainy sky from across the bandstand field!
Don’t miss the boat!
Just a reminder that we are offering a level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship. The North Portsea and Southsea Coastal Schemes are major infrastructure projects for Portsmouth and are pleased to offer a 21-month opportunity for an apprentice to join their busy communications team. For more information and your chance to be part of the wave of success, apply here