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Work starts on £36M Essex coast protection scheme

Construction work has begun on the £36M Clacton and Holland-on-Sea coast protection scheme in Essex.

Designed by Mott MacDonald, the project will cover a 5km stretch of the coast from Clacton Pier to Holland Haven.

It aims to protect over 3,000 homes and businesses for the next 100 years.

Mott MacDonald is delivering project management, site supervision and construction design and management co-ordination services on the project. VolkerStevin is the main contractor.

The scheme includes 22 rock fishtail groyne structures, a terminal groyne, and nearly 950,000 m³ of sand and shingle beach recharge.

Mott MacDonald has been working with Tendring District Council, Essex County Council, and the Environment Agency to deliver the detailed design and project appraisal report.

This has included numerical modelling for wave conditions and sediment movement, gaining planning consent and marine licences, stakeholder engagement, environmental assessments, ground investigation procurement and supervision and obtaining third-party funding.

The scheme is due to be completed by autumn 2015.

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