Weekly update – 11 June 2021

We continue to power ahead with preparing eight bays for the fitting of an apron revetment (sloped wall). With two bays now complete, we’ve moved on to not only bay three, but to excavation on bay four as well! Thanks to our model, Mick, for showing off the work.

The bay work involves attaching a waling beam (horizontal beam for extra stabilising the wall) to the front pile line and a toe beam (beam at the bottom of the pile wall to provide more stability) to the rear pile line. We’ll fit a granite apron revetment between these two walls later in the year. This will be sympathetically designed to match the walls in the surrounding area.

Also, on the west, the base structure for the wall linking the pile line and the old city wall has been poured in readiness for the installation of the precast wall, while over to the east we have built a ramp for our plant to access the foreshore while we complete works in this area.

In other news, public voting is now open for the 2021 SECBE Constructing Excellence Awards where we are a finalist for our heritage maintenance work on Long Curtain Moat. So if you think we’re worth a nod, please vote for us as your ‘People’s Choice’ by clicking here and voting at the foot of our blog .

And finally, thanks to our team volunteers (Tim, Gemma, Neil, Rupert and Chris) who joined the virtual Get Inspired Portsmouth STEM event to inspire secondary school students to take up careers in coastal engineering. It’s great to be able to get out to schools to spread the news about the Scheme – even if it is only virtually at this stage.

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