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The Isle of Wight Council are undertaking repairs to the seawall at St Helens Duver, Isle of Wight, in spring 2012. This page provides the latest news and information about the works. It will be updated regularly in 2012.
   
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The following letters include Contacts & FAQs:
 
26th March 2012: A letter to residents, businesses, beach hut owners and stakeholders was issued -please click here to download (pdf)
 
14th December 2011: A letter to residents, businesses, beach hut owners and stakeholders was issued -please click here to download (pdf)
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

Images of the completed repairs (June and July 2012):

 

The completed repairs at St Helens Duver, June & July 2012

The completed repairs at St Helens Duver, June & July 2012

The completed repairs at St Helens Duver, June & July 2012

The completed repairs at St Helens Duver, June & July 2012

The completed repairs at St Helens Duver, June & July 2012

The completed repairs at St Helens Duver, June & July 2012

   
20th July 2012

Press Release, Isle of Wight Council, 20.7.12:
'St Helens Duver repair scheme completed'

"St Helens Duver repair scheme completed

A major scheme to repair an important sea wall has been completed.

The £1.1 million pound project included works to modify the sea wall and replace the promenade deck.

Works needed

The wall had deteriorated over time and required significant improvements. In January 2012, a contract was awarded to local firm Imphouse to carry out repairs which began this April.

The works involved encasing the seawall in reinforced concrete and replacing the promenade deck, over most of the 650 metre frontage.

The works were carried out during the Spring to avoid the main peak summer season, and winter environmental constraints relating to the feeding activities of over-wintering birds.

Half a century

Peter Hayward, Isle of Wight Council head of highways and transport said "The council took the decision to repair the seawall to ensure St Helens Duver was maintained for the next 50 years as it protects homes, businesses and important habitats.

"We have kept residents updated with the project, who have been very supportive of the scheme and understand the need for the maintenance.

"The repairs have been carried out to a very high standard and we are very pleased with the work."

The new-look St Helens Duver will be officially opened at 3.30pm on Monday 30 July."

   
July 2012 The works to repair the seawall and deck at St Helens Duver have been completed on time, and the area is now fully re-open.

Thank you for your patience during these essential repairs.
   
2nd July 2012 Works are progressing on schedule for the repair of the seawall and deck at St Helens Duver. Please bear with us whilst the works are completed. Thank you.
   
2nd April 2012 The repairs to the seawall and deck at St Helens Duver commenced on Monday 2nd April 2012. The works are expected to last approximately 16 weeks.

For further details about the works, please see the 'Information' column on the left of this page, containing two letters available to download which include Frequently Asked Questions and contact details.
   
28th March 2012 A press release was issued about the upcoming works -please click here to view it on iwight.com.
   
26th March 2012 A letter to residents, businesses, beach hut owners and stakeholders was issued on 26th March 2012, providing information about the repair works due to commence in April 2012 -please click here to download (pdf)
   
March 2012 Due to the risk of voids having developed under the deck of the exsting ageing promenade, Imphouse are undertaking preparatory work to identify and rectify these voids to improve the safety of the area for the works and the general public, prior to the planned commencement of construction works on the seawall in April.
   
29th February 2012 The IWC and Imphouse Ltd. are working towards undertaking construction works on site from the beginning of April 2012, if all arrangements are in place satisfactorily. We anticipate contacting residents, businesses, beach hut owners and stakeholders again in mid-March, to provide further information prior to the commencement of the works.
   
3rd February 2012

The Tender process has been completed, and the outcome of the process is that Imphouse Ltd. have been appointed as the Contractor for the works. The IWC and Imphouse are working towards commencing work on site from the start of April 2012, if all arrangements are in place satisfactorily. Imphouse will soon be putting up an Information Board at the site, to provide information about the upcoming works.
We look forward to providing more information in the future.

   

14th December 2011

A letter to residents, businesses, beach hut owners and stakeholders was issued on 14th December 2011, providing information about the planned works and the current position -please click here to download (pdf)

 

 

December 2011

The Isle of Wight Council is proceeding through a Tender process to appoint an experienced Contractor to design and deliver the repairs to the seawall at St Helens Duver in spring 2012.

   
2011 update Repairs to St Helens Duver are to be undertaken in spring 2012.
   
May 2011 Isle of Wight Shoreline Management Plan 2 approved.
   
December 2010 Isle of Wight Shoreline Management Plan 2 completed and adopted.
   
December 2010 The Eastern Yar Flood and Erosion Risk Management Strategy was approved.

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