This 1986 Phase 2 contract awarded by Great Yarmouth Borough Council – Hesselberg Hydro’s first major project in the UK – followed earlier work by our Dutch counterpart, Bitumarin bv. in 1978.
The existing seawall was beyond its serviceable life, leaving properties at ever greater risk from flooding. Generally, phase 1 works had performed well, so the construction was extended along the beach.
300mm OSA main revetment placed on 150mm LSA filter layer
Solid LSA key at toe increased stability of slope
Toe protected with either a mastic asphalt slab or grouted stone, or a combination
Asphaltic concrete promenade installed on crest
Short revetment of OSA on geotextile protected dunes behind from erosion by wave run-up