Poundfield Precast delivers a long distance coastal defence solution

Posted on: November 13th 2017    •    Posted in: Bespoke concrete, Case studies, Sea defence walls
Sea Wall at Cockenzie, Scotland

Distance and travelling time were no obstacle when we supplied quality precast concrete products for a new sea defence structure in Scotland.

Although Cockenzie on the Firth of Forth along Scotland’s east coast is some 400 miles and about seven hours away from our Bury St Edmunds operations, our client, Hart Builders, had no doubts that we were right for the job.

Our team successfully manufactured and delivered 43 L-Blocs, incorporating a Reckli or rough surface finish as per planning requirements, for installation as a sea wall above the tidal break.

According to Tim Evans, director – bespoke products at Poundfield “hot on the heels of our work in designing, manufacturing and supplying precast concrete panels to Whitley Bay in the north east of England, we secured another coastal construction project somewhat further north again. This is becoming a real strength of ours and Poundfield is delighted to have worked with Hart Builders on the Cockenzie project.”

Tim explained that “there was an added twist to this project as at about the halfway point, through nobody’s fault, a major design change had to be made. I’m pleased to say that our external engineers managed to react swiftly to overcome the problem and incorporated the seven units already cast into the new design; saving our the client any additional costs and delays.”

Stuart Bass, contracts manager at Hart Builders commented “we were pleased to have engaged with Poundfield Precast to design, manufacture and supply the L- shaped sea wall precast units at our project in Cockenzie, East Lothian.

This, I believe, is the first time we’ve installed a sea wall barrier and we were happy to have been able to rely on much more experienced suppliers to guide us through this process. The team at Poundfield made the process seem effortless and we are delighted to report that the sea wall has been installed and completed to our, and our client’s, satisfaction.  

A big thank you to Poundfield. We would certainly have no hesitation working with them again and certainly have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone else faced with a similar scenario.

Matt Moss, commercial director at Poundfield Precast, added “once again I’m proud of the Poundfield Precast’ promise being delivered so effectively. We stand for quality products, quality delivery and quality customer service.

Photos from the Cockenzie sea wall project

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