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Piling work set to start on UK’s largest coastal protection scheme

Sheet steel piling and rock armouring will form a major part of work being undertaken by Balfour Beatty on one of the UK’s largest coastal protection schemes.

The £73M Fylde Coast scheme is formed of two projects to protect 12,000 homes and businesses in Rossall and Anchorshome in Lancashire, near Blackpool.

Sheet steel piling for the £20M Anchorsholme scheme, which is being funded by Blackpool Council, is being undertaken by SPI Appleton and involves installation of 910m of sheet steel piled wall to depths of between 3.5 and 7m. Work at Anchorsholme is expected to be completed in autumn next year.

The work on the £53M Rossall scheme is being funded by Wyre Council and involves construction of new concrete revetments and placement of 325,000t of rock armour over the next three years.

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