West Sands, Selsey Bill

Project Details

We delivered a sea defence contract valued at 1.2M for Bunn Leisure at West Sands on Selsey Bill. The contract encompassed the construction of two rock armour breakwaters, built from 90,000 tons of granite imported from Norway and then the placement of 360,000m3 of beach nourishment (pumped ashore from a dredging vessel).

To improve access to the breakwaters, two temporary causeways have been constructed from 800kg sand bags and rock armour. The causeways provide a greatly extended tidal working window. Plant on site ranged from 20 to 85 ton excavators coupled with four 40 ton rock body dump trucks providing a fast efficient transfer.

Construction of two rock armour breakwaters using 90,000 tonnes of Larvik rock imported from Norway by client.

The contract included:

  • Creating 2no. temporary causeways with rock & 800kg shingle bags to maximize working window
  • Associated works

Site fleet included:

  • 2 x 20t excavators
  • 2 x 40t excavators
  • 4 x 60t excavators
  • 2 x 80t excavators
    (All with rock grapples)
  • 4 x 40t dump trucks with rock bodies