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Anchorsholme Sea Defence

Client: Balfour Beatty

Project Description

The £27.1 million Anchorsholme scheme to reduce flood risk to 4,800 properties in Blackpool has been officially opened.

A kilometre of concrete sea wall has been replaced, maintaining access to the beach, and a new promenade attracts residents and visitors with views over the Irish Sea. The promenade also links the seafront to the nearby Anchorsholme Park, which is being redeveloped. The new defences will help protect Blackpool’s tourism and recreational income for the next 100 years, in addition to safeguarding Blackpool’s iconic seafront tramway, vital infrastructure and a major pumping station.

Location: Blackpool
Budget: 27.1 Million