Morecambe Flood Protection Project Progresses Well

Construction work on the first phase of a multi-million pound project to replace Morecambe’s wave reflection wall is progressing well. 

So far 586 meters of wall have been replaced between Morecambe Town Hall and Broadway and construction of a new ‘up and over’ feature is underway opposite Thornton Road.

Coun Janice Hanson, Lancaster City Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for economic regeneration, said: “The works completed so far are very impressive and we’ve received many positive comments from the public. They are an important and welcome improvement to the promenade which will protect the town from the threat of coastal flooding for years to come.”

Replacement of the wave reflection wall is taking place in three stages and this first phase will see the replacement of 1,800 meters of the wall on Marine Road East between Lord Street and Happy Mount Park.

Detailed plans are currently being drawn up for phase two, which will focus on the Marine Road West area from the Midland Hotel to the Battery.

Phase three of the six year project will see work taking place on Sandylands Promenade.

The contractor for the project is VBA, which is a joint venture comprising of VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins.

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