Wave reflection wall replacement project

  • Morecambe Wave Reflection Wall Phase 2
    Morecambe Wave Reflection Wall Phase 2
  • Wave Reflection Wall
    Wave Reflection Wall
  • Wave Reflection Wall
    Wave Reflection Wall
  • Wave Reflection Wall
    Wave Reflection Wall
  • Wave Reflection Wall
    Wave Reflection Wall
  • Wave Reflection Wall
    Wave Reflection Wall
  • Wave Reflection Wall
    Wave Reflection Wall
  • Wave Reflection Wall
    Wave Reflection Wall

With the first phase of work to replace the wall between Lord Street and Happy Mount Park nearing completion a planning application for the replacement and repair of the remainder of the wall between Central Drive and Oakley Road as been submitted.

The application has been prepared by Atkins Ltd as part of the VBA Constructor Consortium the framework contractors for the scheme.

Full details and plans can be viewed as part of the phase 2 and 3 planning application.

About the project

Overview

The coastal defences at Morecambe have been heavily engineered during the past 100 years and particularly since the 1980s in response to significant overtopping and flood damage during storms.

Primary defences include a sea wall, rock armour, rock fish tail groynes and sand recharge areas.

In addition to the primary coastal defences, a secondary wave reflection wall has been constructed following extensive flooding during the 1970s. The wall was constructed as part of a scheme of works to protect the town of Morecambe from flooding due to breaches and overtopping of the sea wall.

Over the years parts of the wall have been subject to alkali silica reaction (ASR) and as a result the wall needs to be replaced. The project is supported by funding from the Environment Agency and will be undertaken through three distinct phases.

  • Phase 1 will focus on the Wave Reflection Wall replacement along Marine Road East between Happy Mount Park and Lord Street
  • Phase 2 will focus on the Marine Road West area from the Midland Hotel to the Battery
  • Phase 3 will focus on the Sandylands Promenade area

 

Last updated: 10 November 2017