Meeting the needs of the community in Cleverley, UK
Opened in 2008 this project is a unique and multi award winning combination of sea defences, protecting around 7,700 homes, and a low carbon seaside resource for locals and visitors to enjoy.
Pursuing sustainability, innovation and collaboration this project was delivered ahead of time and below budget. The1.3km development along the coast was developed in close consultation with residents and visitors in an effort to determine what amenities they would like to see in place. This resulted in facilities that have catalysed regeneration and sustainable development, including 5 helical wind turbines generating 20 MW of energy each year to power the café as well as LED lighting along the promenade.
Early market engagement aided the inclusion of social and economic benefits in the procurement and construction; this helped contribute to ensuring the first two phases were completed in half the programmed time, meaning that risk of flooding in the most vulnerable areas was drastically reduced during construction. Close and early engagement with the local supply chain meant that 150 jobs were created locally including a new concrete moulding factory to produce the pre-cast sections. This factory remains a going concern with 40 full time staff.
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