Broomhill Sands coastal defence scheme, Camber

10 November, 2015 | 18:00 - 20:00

Building defences to protect over a thousand homes from flooding.
Building defences to protect over a thousand homes from flooding.

About this event

The Broomhill Sands Coastal Defence Scheme is currently the Environment Agency's largest construction project and will defend 1388 homes and over 100 businesses in the low-lying Romney Marsh from extreme flooding from the English Channel.

The scheme consists of 1840m of rock revetment and 700m of shingle beach and includes 8 new 60m groynes, 6 sets of timber access steps, a widened promenade and access ramps to the beach. Part of the completed scheme will be constructed on a live firing range and the site is subject to stringent environmental designations.

The scheme is located immediately adjacent to one of the most popular tourist beaches in the UK (Camber Sands) and is also an extremely popular kite surfing location. The construction team have worked closely with the public and local kite-surfers to develop a successful and innovative approach to ensuring public safety throughout the construction phase.


Our two speakers are from EC Harris and Mott MacDonald.

Zanna Jeary (EC Harris) is a chartered civil engineer with experience in design and project management of river and coastal engineering schemes. Zanna has worked for Jacobs (Babtie Group) and British Waterways before joining Arcadis (EC Harris) in 2004 as a Senior Project Manager. Zanna has significant ECC contract management experience and she is currently the ECC Project Manager for the Broomhill Flood Defence Scheme currently under construction.

Graham Wallace (Mott MacDonald) is a chartered civil and coastal engineer, graduating from the University of Plymouth in 2005. He initially worked on the design of motorway widening schemes, before expanding his experience to include flood assessment and coastal and river works. Most recently he has been undertaken rock armour design works and is currently the ECC Supervisor for the £30 million Broomhill Sands Coastal Defence Scheme.

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