Fylde Coast sea walls to be replaced

A budget of between £70m and £100m has been set aside by Blackpool and Wyre Councils for a seven-year building project to replace failing sea walls and coastal defences.

The Anchorsholme and Rossall coast protection works programme will rebuild sea defences that have been given a remaining lifespan of less than five years.

In Rossall, Fleetwood, there will be 1.9km of rock armour and concrete sea wall constructed, both pre-cast and in-situ. There will also be 'beach re-charging' and landscaping work.

In Anchorsholme, Blackpool, the existing sea wall is currently 'in a progressive mode of failure' and the new scheme will involve the reconstruction of a 1km length of coastal defences in the form of a concrete sea wall and promenade.

The council have opened the tender process for the work, which will be administered through the North West Chest supplier portal. The deadline for expressions of interest is 22 February.

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