A late summer site visit to one of our more significant projects – the Canvey Island southern shoreline revetment project. Working with our colleagues at Jacobs, our team led by Luke Beard AMICE NECReg is assisting with the commercial and contract management of this Environmental Agency scheme.
Canvey Island is very low lying with ground levels nearly two metres below the daily high tide level in the Thames estuary. This means that the entire island is at risk of tidal flooding which could impact more than 15,000 residential properties and this scheme will directly benefit over 6,000 of those residential properties. This risk is managed by 14 miles (23km) of tidal defences which provide a very high standard of protection and were built in response to the last tidal flood event to impact the island in 1953. This project will protect the tidal defences against erosion and extend their useful life to 2070 in light of increasing sea levels due to climate change.
For more information on this project please see this link Canvey Island southern shoreline revetment project – information page – Environment Agency – Citizen Space (environment-agency.gov.uk)
For more information on the Jacobs Team2100 programme of works please see TEAM2100 | Jacobs