Value: £0.5 million
Excavation of naturally deposited sand and shingle, transportation and placement as fill to maintain existing sea defences.
The Hunstanton to Heacham Beach Recycling Project, is ongoing and designed to repair damage caused by Tides during throughout the year.
The works are part of an Environment Agency framework, tendered and carried out through our group partners, AMCO Engineering, with direct supervision from the EA Project manager at the site.
The Project is usually carried out during February and March, but also has possible interim period works – in the event of extensive storm / tide damage.
Works comprise of excavation of shingles from a tide deposition area, along the south of the Beach zone, transport to areas of requirement and bulldozer work to place and strengthen the defences. The Agency has specific check areas and they determine shingle usage for the repairs, subject to measurement of damage along the sea defence bunding.
Machines are Bio-oiled, for environmental protection purposes and any fuelling is strictly supervised, off the beach, within the Site Compound.
The works are carried out between strict tide timetables and accommodate the requirements of the RSPB and Natural England, to avoid damage to wildlife habitats.