Repair works underway on Southsea Castle sea defences

Work on repairs to the Southsea Castle sea defences is underway, Coastal Partners reports.

Founded in 2012, Coastal Partners is a partnership between four councils who manage 162km of Hampshire’s coastline. 

The Southsea revetment between Southsea Castle and the Blue Reef Aquarium which is owned and maintained by Portsmouth City Council (PCC) is the primary flood and coastal erosion defence for the area.

Multiple sections of the revetment have been damaged by a series of winter storm events, to prevent further deterioration of the revetment, urgent concrete repairs are needed. 

Work includes the concrete patch repair to 6x identified areas of damage along the blockwork revetment between Southsea Castle and Blue Reef Aquarium.

According to their official announcement, these repairs will reinstate the primary flood and coastal erosion protection for this location.

These works were originally scheduled to take place in February 2021, however, freezing conditions meant they could not go ahead.

Photo: Coastal Partners