Amey to work on Mumbles coastal protection project in Swansea, UK
August 11, 2020 – Amey Consulting, a provider of infrastructure services, has secured a design and development contract from the City and County of Swansea Council for the Mumbles coastal protection project.
The Mumbles coastal protection project is part of Welsh Government’s Coastal Risk Management Programme, which aims to address the present condition of the Mumbles’ sea wall and adding a protection against long-term flood risk affecting the community.
Amey Consulting, through a multi-discipline design team, will work with marine and coastal flood risk management experts JBA Consulting and design and planning consultants LDA Design.
The Mumbles section of the sea wall and promenade not only offer protection against flood risks, but are also tourist spots for leisure activity and events.
The proposed works will seek to enhance the coastal defences over a length of approximately one kilometre along the existing seafront.
The scope of the work will include the enhancement of the coastal defences to repair or replace the existing structures. It is expected to improve the coastal defences over the length of the seafront.
The project is expected to help Mumbles transform into a sustainable tourist destination by reducing long-term flood risks and coastal erosion.
Amey Consulting, Wales country director Caroline Lewis said: “We’re pleased to have been awarded the Mumbles coastal protection project and to be working with The City Council of Swansea for the first time.
“This project aligns with environmental and sustainable development priorities where we are collectively working to tackle climate change.
“We’ve taken a collaborative approach to partnering, working with JBA Consulting and LDA Design in order to deliver safe and aesthetically pleasing outcomes for residents and visitors along the Mumbles coastline.”
A few days ago, Amey, had secured a 15-year Specialist Bridge Inspection and Maintenance (SBIM) contract for Avonmouth and Severn Bridges from Highways England.
The contract is worth £16m per annum, under which Amey will maintain three major structures from this November.
The three structures have unique characteristics and structural complexities which include M5 Avonmouth Bridge that spans 1,400m, the M4 Prince of Wales Bridge which comprises of three structures, the Avon Viaduct (2,100m), Cable Stay (948m) and Gwent Viaduct (2,077m) along with the M48 Severn Bridge, a suspension bridge covering 1,600m of the network.