This project was part of a major upgrade to the town’s sea defences to protect homes and businesses against flooding.
The contract involved the extension and improvements to the existing promenade with enhanced public realm, pedestrian and cycle routes and the construction of primary and secondary flood defence walls. Some of the works were carried out under tidal conditions with controlled assessments of all beach and tidal works. Works involved:
All works were carried out adjacent to a Special Area of Conservation in line with NRW requirements and the EIA conditions and regularly checked and monitored in line with our environmental management systems.
The use of Redi-Rock blocks designed out waste and allowed us to reuse excavated material. Sand from the beach and dredging area was reused as fill, hard material was crushed and reused on site, and we also reused topsoil from a nearby project. As a result the project achieved over 97% recycling.
The project won the 2016 BCI Award for Civil Engineering Project of the Year (up to £10m).
Denbighshire County Council