In 2014, low-pressure, onshore winds and extremely high tides caused the sea levels at ‘The Shore’ Hest Bank to rise above an existing sea wall at the rear of four properties. These homes were also subjected to flooding from tidal surges at the front because the sea made its way around the buildings via an access road. In 2014, three properties were filled with up to a metre of sea water, destroying their contents.
Floodsafe Projects was commissioned to work with Stormeister Flood Protection and Lancaster City Council to demolish an existing wall and reconstruct a 60m long, 1.3m high flood defence wall to protect all four properties. This included:
The result was a secure flood defence for all of the properties, protecting them from the sea at the front as well as the back.
“It looks great,” said Oliver Wood, engineer from FCERM and Monitoring Regeneration and Planning Department at Lancaster City council. “I have been really impressed with the quality and efficiency of your work.”