Work begins on Forton Coastal Defense Scheme

The works on the Forton Coastal Defense Scheme, being delivered on behalf of Gosport Borough Council are underway, Coastal Partners said.

photo courtesy of Coastal Partners

The updated defenses will include:

  • a new reinforced concrete flood wall,
  • removable flood barriers in the grounds of St Vincent College at the western end of Forton Lake.

The project is set to cover around 240m of coastal frontage, giving protection to 211 residential and 16 commercial properties.

Works started this week and are expected to be completed by November 2024.

According to Coastal Partners, the program will be carried out by Mackley.