Southsea coastal scheme update

Southsea Coastal Scheme has reached a milestone, with more than 250 piles installed from the west of Clarence Pier all the way to the Spur Redoubt.

On the East of the Spur, drainage works for the new promenade started with excavations, building of manholes and pipe laying.

Also on the East, plate welding onto the piles for the capping beam continued. The plate welding affords protection from erosion to the capping beam.

The Southsea Coastal Scheme got underway on 7 September 2020 with the construction of coastal defences between Long Curtain Moat and Clarence Pier.

VSBW, a VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster Ltd. joint venture, is the main contractor working to deliver the new sea defences.

Stretching for 4.5km from Old Portsmouth to Eastney, the scheme will help to reduce the risk of flooding to more than 10,000 homes and 700 businesses.

Photo: Southsea Coastal Scheme