Portsmouth flood defence project wins Environment Agency award

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The coastal defence project being developed across the north of Portsea Island has won an award at the Environment Agency’s National Project Excellence Awards.

Chosen from over 50 projects across the UK, it was voted unanimously as the winner for making the best submission to the Environment Agency’s large projects review group.

The project is worth £44m and covers the coastline from Tipner to Milton Common.

This is one of the most vulnerable flood risk areas in Portsmouth.

The Environment Agency was particularly impressed with the level of flood protection the new defences will provide – one of the highest in the country outside of London.

Project manager Marc Bryan said: ‘The project is fantastic news for 
Portsmouth, and for it to be recognised nationally is a testament to the importance of this work for our waterfront city.’