BAM battles Mother Nature in major sea wall repair


BAM will deliver a major repair scheme to the sea wall at Robin Hood’s Bay on the Yorkshire coast – valued at £1.4 million. 

Robin Hood’s Bay on the Yorkshire coast.
Credit: BAM
by Rory ButlerFebruary 2, 2023

The firm has been selected by Scarborough Borough Council via the Environment Agency’s (EA) Collaborative Delivery Framework. 

As its main delivery partner in the region, BAM does extensive flood defence works across North East England.  

The sea wall is 14m tall, 160m long and requires extensive repair.  

It protects 40 homes from coastal erosion in the historic fishing village. 

BAM will reinforce the wall by replacing around 30% of its panels and repairing others. 

Replacement handrails and improved drainage will also be undertaken.   

“Damage to the sea wall has become a concern, so action to safeguard this beautiful historic village is now required,” said Gareth Farrier, BAM regional director. 

“The project team has developed a solution which will enable the restoration of the sea wall in this hugely challenging environment. This will provide vital protection for Robin Hood’s Bay from the power of the sea for years to come.” 

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