The land-based sheet piling operation Picture: Portsmouth City Council

Here’s what the Southsea sea defences work will look like in the next 18 months

Today marks the start of work on Southsea seafront to improve the sea defences in a £130m scheme to protect homes and businesses.

Monday, 7th September 2020, 7:00 am
Updated Monday, 7th September 2020, 9:58 am

In total the work – thought to be the biggest local authority-led flood defence project ever – will take six years.

It starts today near Clarence Pier. Here are several pictures of what people can expect to see as the beach is enlarged and strengthened to protect against rising sea levels and more extreme weather.

The Clarence Pier area work will last up to 18 months, and the scheme for the length of the seafront will take up to 2026.

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