Work on new Largs seawall in final stages

The construction of a new Largs seawall is in the final stages with work set to be completed in the coming weeks, North Ayrshire Council said.

photo courtesy of North Ayrshire Council

The £4.6m project is almost complete with the northern section of the promenade expected to re-open to pedestrians before the summer season gets under way.

The program has seen the creation of a new precast concrete seawall in front of the existing seawall structure, for a 300-metre stretch of the promenade between Aubery Crescent and the existing RNLI slipway.

The existing seawall – which was constructed in the 1970s – had deteriorated over time, due to repeated exposure to seawater.

The new seawall should provide optimum protection and support against wave activity and coastal erosion, said the council.

The work to construct the new seawall has been delivered by contractors RJ McLeod (Contractors) Limited, on behalf of North Ayrshire Council.