Kirkcaldy Sea Defence

Kirkcaldy Sea Defence

Client – Fife Council
Main Contractor – Volker Stevin
Project Approx Value – £1.1Million


Project Aim
Extensive refurbishment and heightening works were carried out to the existing sea wall at Kirkcaldy in order to reduce coastal flooding of the promenade.

Contributions by Moore Concrete included the manufacture of bespoke seawall units, improved beach access ramps and steps; along with two new large ramps giving inclusive access to the beach and new promenade while maintaining the sea views and historic nature of the surrounding area.

The works included the following key activities:

Lower sea wall repairs
Construction of rock revetment
Installation of pre-cast wall units
Repairs to the stepped revetment
Construction of access ramps and steps
Refurbishment of promenade and viewing platforms
Street furniture and lighting refurbishment

The wall was refurbished and height increased with precast units manufactured by Moore Concrete to help protect the promenade. The ability to resist freeze-thaw degeneration and chemical corrosion is critical to the success of precast concrete in marine environments. Throughout the manufacture of all 1,036 units, methodical tests on the fresh and hardened concrete certified a first-class level of quality and therefore design lifetime conformity to the required XS3 exposure class.

Completed in November 2014, and costing just over £9 million, the upgraded sea wall and refurbished promenade now provides a resilient coast defence. In July 2015 Volker Stevin Ltd won the Integrated Transport Project of the Year at the Scottish Transport Awards. The area is now an shared space for locals and visitors with improved connections to the town centre and safer walking/cycling paths.

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Kirkcaldy, Scotland

December 2014

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