Team Van Oord Completes Teignmouth Sea Wall Repairs

Three months after winter storms damaged a section of Teignmouth’s promenade, the Environment Agency together with the contractors successfully completed repair works on the sea wall.

The agency worked with Teignbridge District Council and contractors Team Van Oord to repair the sea wall and secure it for the future.

During the work a granite ‘obelisk’ – thought to be a marker stone dating back to 1874 – was discovered on the beach.

Conditions during the repair work were challenging, with continued storms, bad weather, and access for machinery only possible on the low tides around spring tides. The crews were only able to work on the beach for a few hours at a time, for a few days at a time, and often had to work during the night.

Thom Buxton-Smith, for the Environment Agency, said: “Despite these challenges we worked with Team Van Oord to complete the repairs quickly. The voids have been filled beneath the promenade, slipway and car park. We have repaired the limestone masonry sea wall and installed steel sheet piling at the base of the wall to stabilize it.

The promenade was re-opened to the public in time for the Easter weekend and the remaining fencing and site equipment will be removed by the end of this week.

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