Fairhaven Coastal Protection Scheme

Fairhaven to Church Scar Coastal Protection Scheme

Year: 2018-2020
Client: Fylde Borough Council
Main Contractor: VBA Joint Venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins
Moore Concrete Project Value: £3.46million


Following coastal erosion of the 1890’s revetments along the coast of Fylde encompassing Fairhaven lake and Church Scar, Fylde Council in collaboration with the Environment Agency raised funding to allow for the provision of new precast concrete revetments and the revitalisation of promenade and sea front facilities.

Fylde Council required the work to be undertaken in the area to protect peoples’ homes and sustain economic growth in the area. The combined flood and erosion risk contains 2,600 residential properties, schools and infrastructure serving the wider area.

Moore Concrete were challenged to manufacture over 3300 flat and stepped revetment units and pedestrian access units, amounting to 22,000 Tonnes of concrete in over 40 variations of unit type. All precast elements are fibre-reinforced with no reinforcing steel.  The abrasion resistant concrete mix design was designed to extend the project design life and withstand wave action in the marine environment.

Due to the fast and competent delivery of the Fairhaven to Church Scar Coast Protection Scheme, funding was also released for works at Granny’s Bay during this current construction campaign. Moore Concrete was privileged to continue its work with VBA JV on this phase of the scheme in order to deliver a complete coastal protection scheme for the Fylde Council area.

The Fairhaven and Granny’s Bay phases were completed in Fylde Buff pigmented colour to resemble the golden sand along the Fylde coast.  Moore Concrete successfully delivered the precast revetments with a high degree of colour consistency.

In addition to revetments; as part of the Granny’s Bay phase of the works Moore Concrete supplied 176 splash wall seating units to be incorporated into the promenade revitalisation element of the works.

Throughout the duration of the scheme access for transport was  particularly challenging due to the large volume of loads and since on-site storage of units was not possible.  The position of each unit on the trailer was planned using daily call-off sheets which enabled 1115 loads to be delivered to site on a ‘just in time’ basis.  Close working between our dispatch team, our logistics partner and site management ensured site works continued without delay.

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May 2020

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