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
- Newsletter 5 October 2017 - Morecambe Wave Reflection Wall (PDF, 943KB)
- Newsletter 4 December 2016 - Morecambe Wave Reflection Wall
- Newsletter 3 July 2016 - Morecambe Wave Reflection Wall
- Newsletter 2 April 2016 - Morecambe Wave Reflection Wall
- Newsletter 1 January 2016 - Morecambe Wave Reflection Wall (PDF, 2.5MB)
- View Phase 1 planning application
- View Phase 2-3 planning application
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: 19 February 2018