VolkerBrooks is set to start work for the first phase of a multi-million euro project to replace Morecambe’s wave reflection wall. VBA, the joint venture comprising VolkerStevin (sister company to VolkerBrooks), Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, is the main contractor for the project and VolkerBrooks will be working on casting for the wall.
Built in the 1980s the wall, which runs the length of the promenade and protects approximately 12,000 properties from flooding, has started to deteriorate and needs to be brought back to a good standard. The €13,9 million project is taking place in three stages. This first phase will see the replacement of 1,800 metres of the wall on Marine Road East between Lord Street and Happy Mount Park incorporating new surfacing, seating and lighting. Subsequent phases will focus on the Marine Road West area from the Midland Hotel to the Battery and the Sandylands Promenade area. In total the work is expected to last up to six years.
The project is funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Environment Agency and Lancaster City Council.
For further details visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/wave-reflection-wall