Wednesday 24 May 2017

Update 16 on the Environment Agency's work in Torcross

The Environment Agency is working to complete a repair to stabilise the existing flood defence in Torcross.


How is the work progressing?


The recent storms slowed construction however we are still making good progress. We have 11 concrete pours remaining to finish the main construction work. We are working an 11-day cycle. Our current cycle started on 13 February 2017 and is due to finish on 23 February 2017. Our next 11 day cycle begins on Monday 27 February 2017.


What hours will you work?


Standard working hours continue to be 07:30-18:00.  We may need to extend beyond these depending on the low tide, with the earliest start being 06:00 and latest finish 22:00. Working hours are displayed on the notice board by the public toilet.


When will the repair be finished?


We currently expect our main concrete work to be finished during week commencing 6 March 2017. This is very weather dependent as we need relatively calm seas to ensure our work isn't damaged. We are constantly monitoring the weather to make best use of the working opportunities. Once these main concrete works are complete we will still have a site presence until the end of March. We will remove the compound and reinstate the car park in this time.


We will also complete some smaller scale follow-on works. This includes fitting flood gates to the middle stairs and sealing joints on the existing sea wall. This will take up to 3 weeks and we expect to create little or no disruption to resident and visitors in Torcross.


When will the car park be open?


We are starting to down scale our works. We hope to have an area of the car park open shortly to help ease any current parking issues. The main car park should be open by the end of March.


Will the slipway need to close?


We are currently maintaining public access to the slipway during our works, although a temporary fence is put in place when the slipway is in use by construction traffic.


As we confirmed in the last update, the final part of the repair requires us to close the slipway whilst we form a concrete capping beam and allow the concrete to sufficiently cure. We currently plan to carry out this work on week commencing 27 February 2017. We will display a notice on the slipway at least 7 days before the closure to confirm the exact dates. The slipway will be closed for up to a week. Beach access will be maintained utilising the other access points.


How can I contact the site to ask questions?


Contact the Site Manager Andrew Pointon-Bell on 07734 577883


When and how will I get further communications?


Further updates will be sent by email to those who are on our email circulation list. If you want to join this list please send your request to DCISenquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk There will be notice boards on display on the fence by the public toilet in the beach car park before the start of each work cycle. These will give details of the expected working times.

  • Publish Date: Thursday 16th February 2017