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Galliford Try begins work on Blackpool promenade

Construction firm Galliford Try started a carrying out an £8.2M upgrade to Blackpool promenade this week.

Galliford Try is carrying out concreting, landscaping, service installation and wave wall work at six locations along a three-mile stretch of the promenade at Blackpool.

The previous surface is being graded out and replaced with a 150mm layer of cement-bound material spread from a hopper. This is topped with 150-200mm of buff quartz concrete with an exposed aggregate finish.

The scheme also includes construction of a performance area on the new Tower Festival Headland. The Comedy Carpet, as the area is called, consists of 300 slabs, each measuring two by four metres square, weighing four tonnes and bearing the names of comedians and their catchphrases.

Total value of the Galliford Try contract is £8.2M and completion is set for October. Client is Blackpool Council. Some £250M has been spent in regenerating Blackpool’s seafront in recent years.

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