Beach Maintenance

Typical activities are explained as to how and why they are used.

Recharge - Shingle lost from the frontage every year has to be replaced. This done used sea-dredged aggregate brought ashore by dredger Sospan Dau.

Recycling - Drifting shingle that temporarily builds up in some places is moved back to areas of erosion in large dumptrucks.

Bypassing - Shingle building up on the south side of Sovereign Harbour needs to be transferred to the north beach.

Reprofiling - Shingle is drawn down the beach in storms. It is pushed back to ensure the beach crest width remains wide enough.

Groynes - Find out more about groyne works that can be expected during the contract.

Beach surveys - identify any weaknesses in the defences and quantify when works need to be implemented.

Emergency Response - Find out more about preparing for severe weather and potential erosion and flooding that may arise.

Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd, Westminster House, Crompton Way, Segensworth West, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 5SS
Registered in England, Company No. 03776520