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Balfour wins £13.4M slope stabilisation contract

Scarborough Spa

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £13.4M contract by Scarborough Borough Council to stabilise the cliffs behind Scarborough’s historic Spa building.

The scheme will see piling along the rear of the Spa complex with almost horizontal drainage to address the deep seated failure of the slope, soil reinforcement and re-grading of the slope to overcome shallow and medium seated instabilities.

Balfour Beatty managing director for North and Midlands East delivery unit Stephen Semple said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the Scarborough Spa Slope Stabilisation Scheme contract by Scarborough Borough Council.

“We have extensive coastal protection experience and have successfully completed numerous cliff stabilisation schemes.

“We look forward to commencing works which will strengthen and improve the slopes below the Esplanade and behind the historic Scarborough Spa, through on-going collaboration with Scarborough Borough Council and our integrated delivery team.”

Scarborough Borough Council cabinet member for project leadership, harbours, coast and flood protection Mike Cockerill added: “I am delighted that following finalisation of the contract with Balfour Beatty, a date has been set for the scheme to start.

“This is a major engineering project and the works are critical to reducing the risk of a deep seated landslip damaging or destroying properties located within the immediate South Cliff area.”

Balfour Beatty will start initial ground investigations next week, with the project due to complete by Christmas 2019.

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