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Protecting the Fylde Coast – the Fairhaven to Church Scar Coast Protection Scheme, Preston

  • Lecture
  • Preston
  • 11 April 2018
  • 18:30 - 20:00
Protecting the Fylde Coast – the Fairhaven to Church Scar Coast Protection Scheme, Preston

About this event

The Wyre and Fylde Coast has been subject to major coast protection investment over the past decade. This has focused on constructing new coast protection structures (Rossall and Anchorsholme) as well as refurbishing existing ones (Morecambe wave reflection wall). The next step in better protecting this vulnerable coastline is the £17.5m Fairhaven to Church Scar coast defence, protecting approximately 2,500 properties from erosion and sea flooding and upgrading the promenades.

The project consists of two phases. Phase 1 will start early January 2018 at Church Scar, and phase 2 will follow at Fairhaven, with work completing in 2020.

The main contractor is VBA, a joint venture between VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, who has been appointed on behalf of Fylde Borough Council to undertake the works on behalf of the Environment Agency.

This event will incorporate three talks detailing:

  • The history of flood risk in this area, flood governance and funding – Environment Agency
  • Key considerations of the Project Manager including partnership working and procurement – Fylde Borough Council
  • The detailed design and construction considerations – VBA

Speakers: Andy Shore and Mike Pomfret

Refreshments will be served from 18:00 for a meeting start of 18:30.

ICE Lancashire Branch event joint with CIWEM


For more information, please contact:

Kenton Chong
e: kenton.chong@lancashire.gov.uk

Event venue

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
Lecture Theatre 3
Foster Building
Preston PR1 2XT
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Janice Parkinson

e: janice.parkinson@ice.org.uk