Blackpool central area coast protection scheme, UK

Lee Cunningham, Mike Pomfret, Gareth Robertshaw

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    The Blackpool central area coast protection scheme is the largest single UK coastal defence project completed in the past 10 years. The scheme is situated in a key location of this nationally important tourist destination. It has successfully addressed the dual aims of delivering significantly improved coastal defences and high-quality public realm as an integral part of a regeneration masterplan. This paper discusses the partnering approach adopted throughout the design and construction of the scheme together with identifying the key challenges that were addressed, enabling innovative engineering and construction solutions to be adopted which delivered considerable benefits in terms of aesthetic quality, constructability and durability.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)21-29
    Number of pages8
    JournalProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Maritime Engineering
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012


    • Coastal engineering
    • Sea defences
    • Urban regeneration


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