The Team Van Oord joint venture’s Broomhill Sands coastal defence scheme for the Environment Agency will cover a 2.4km of coastline. Work includes a new 1.7km rock revetment and tidal wave wall, increasing the amount of shingle along 700m of the beach, constructing eight new 54m replacement groynes and providing improved access along the tops of the sea defences.
The rock for the new revetment will be imported from Norway and will be delivered by barge.
The scheme is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and the Environment Agency has used this funding to employ an artist, Will Nash, to design and produce some sculptures which will be worked into the final scheme. The sculptures are to be formed out of the remnant timber groynes and will be installed in the area.
Team Van Oord is scheduled to complete the work in December 2015.