Work to Secure Scarborough Borough Coastal Defences
6:01am 4th January 2017
Over half a million pounds is to be spent on coastal defences in the Borough of Scarborough.
Construction and building services firm Esh Group has been given the go ahead for a £650,000 contract for works based down in Runswick Bay.
Work on the scheme at the bay is expected to start in September this year and is estimated to take six months to complete.
The scheme is on behalf of Scarborough Borough Council and aims to reduce the risk of seawall failure and instability in the coastal slopes.
The works will improve safety by decreasing the possibility of overtopping waves. A key focus of these works is also the inclusion of environmental measures.
David Pratt, divisional director at Esh Group, said:
“This is an important and essential project for the preservation of part of North Yorkshire’s historic coastline as well as an exercise in helping and encouraging marine wildlife to thrive in the area.
The team is currently busy at the design and build phase and is looking forward to starting construction in September.”
Councillor Mike Cockerill from Scarborough Borough Council added:
“This is an environmentally sensitive construction project and essential to the protection of Runswick Bay.
The Esh Group responded with a tender that was alert to environmental concerns and the potential risks being faced in the village.
The planned solution reduces the risk of seawall failure, and amongst other things, reduces wave overtopping.”