Lancashire Times
Weekend Edition
3:26 PM 12th March 2021

Top Industry Recognition For Civil Engineering Works Along Fylde Coast

The £21 million Fairhaven to Church Scar scheme, which provides new coastal protection and an upgraded promenade, scooped the Sustainability Award at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North West Civil Engineering Awards 2021.

Emma Antrobus, Director, ICE North West said:

“Civil engineers are in a pivotal position to help address the climate crisis that our planet is facing. This project had sustainable measures at its very core and ensured that huge carbon savings were made, through measures such as reusing and recycling 97% of waste materials.

“As well as protecting people’s properties from the threat of flooding and erosion, it is a wonderful asset for the community and visitors alike.”

Failing sea defence walls from the 1980s have been replaced and residents in 2400 properties now have improved protection from flooding and coastal erosion. The partners involved included Fylde Council, Environment Agency, VBA, a joint venture between VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and SNC Lavalin’s Atkins.

Hosted by broadcaster Andy Crane, the ICE North West Civil Engineering Awards were announced at an online event on Thursday, 11 March 2021, celebrating recently completed projects and individual excellence in the civil engineering profession.