Balfour Beatty is set to deliver almost £20m of coastal protection works in East Anglia.
The contractor was appointed by North Norfolk District Council for schemes in Cromer and Mundesley.
Procured through Scape’s civil engineering framework, the projects are designed to protect 600 properties from flooding and erosion.
Balfour will deliver phase two of the Cromer Coastal Management Scheme, following repair works completed eight years ago.
The UK’s largest contractor will place some 38,000 tonnes of rock to build a revetment west of the seaside town’s pier.
It will also use 36,000 tonnes of rock on the shoreline about seven miles down the coast as part of the Mundesley Coastal Management Scheme.
That project will include remedial works to the existing sea walls as well as refurbishment of groynes used to manage the flow of sediment.
Peter Mumford, managing director of Balfour Beatty’s regional civils business, said the firm had been delivering flood defence works for 25 years.
“These latest contract awards will draw on our wealth of experience and significant expertise and will see us deliver these schemes to the highest standard to provide much-needed protection for the communities in Cromer and Mundesley,” he said.
North Norfolk district councillor Harry Blathwayt added: “Previous partnerships in major coastal engineering projects have always led to positive outcomes, much appreciated by all who benefit from the peace of mind they bring. In this instance 600 homes and business will be protected in Mundesley and Cromer.”
Work on both schemes is expected to start this winter with completion expected in early 2025.
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