VIDEO of the new Dawlish sea wall

Earlier this week, Network Rail’s contractor BAM Nuttall released latest video of the new Dawlish Sea Wall.

The new sea wall which will cost around £80 million is being delivered in two phases.

The first phase – running for approximately 400m from Colonnade underpass, west of Dawlish station, to Boat Cove – is now fully complete, ensuring that this section of railway is more resilient for future generations.

Plans for the remainder of the new £80m sea wall for Dawlish – a 415m stretch between the Coastguards and Colonnade breakwaters – received approval in August 2020 and construction is now underway.

Construction of this second section is expected to take around two years to finish.

When both sections are built, the new, larger structure will protect the town and the railway for the next 100 years.

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Photo: Network Rail