Lossiemouth’s storm damaged sea wall set for repair

The North Shields based firm Southbay Civil Engineering has been awarded the contact to repair the damaged sea wall in Lossiemouth.

Station Park was hit by the tidal surge in December 2012 that caused extensive damage to Station Park after a section of the sea wall was breached.

An army of local volunteers joined Council workers in clearing up debris all along the town’s promenade while a temporary repair was put in place on the wall itself.

The Scottish Government agreed to meet around half the £450,000 repair bill which it was hoped would have been completed before this winter – however, delays in identifying a suitable contractor to take up the work will now see it commencing in the new year.

Repairs will involve the use of reinforced concrete and sandstone cladding that will match the existing wall, with the contractors expecting to carry out preparatory work to ensure there is no deterioration of the temporary barrier ahead of the main repairs.

A spokesman for Moray Council said: “We are pleased to be working in partnership with Southbay Civil Engineering whose specialist knowledge in the marine and harbour environment contributed in winning the contract.”

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