The Blackpool Central Area Coast Protection Scheme
The Brunel Medal recognises valuable service or achievement, which has been rendered to or within the civil engineering industry.
The scheme employed innovative design and construction techniques to deliver a flagship scheme combining vital coastal protection improvements along with an enhanced seafront environment.
The scheme involved the construction of new coastal defences to the central tourist area of the town including; the iconic Blackpool Tower, historic tramway, three pleasure piers, many hotels, arcades and other tourist facilities. The coastal defence project is part of a jigsaw of schemes that form a regeneration master plan for the town.
Halcrow provided support to client Blackpool Council, through the development of the Project Appraisal Report for funding from defra. Halcrow subsequently undertook the detailed design of coastal defence elements of the scheme in advance of construction commencing in 2005, working in partnership with the selected scheme contractor, Birse Coastal and landscape architects, EDAW.