Padstow Flood Defence Repair Work to Start
The harbour walls at Padstow in the UK are being given a £ 1.8 million facelift as the Environment Agency, working with Royal Haskoning, starts essential repairs in the popular North Cornwall tourist spot and ancient port.
Contractor Carillion will be doing the work for the Environment Agency with consultants Royal Haskoning. Construction started in mid-September with completion planned for early summer next year.
A new 34m long wall will be built on the seaward side of the existing harbour wall from the tide gate to the main slipway in front of the North Quay Car Park. It will have a natural stone finish in keeping with the rest of the historic environment of the harbour.
While the work is being carried out the inner harbour will revert to being tidal to ensure the risk of the harbour wall collapsing is minimised to protect the construction teams.
By DAVID FOXWELL
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