The Pevensey Bay Sea Defence scheme is unique. It was the first sea defence project anywhere in the world to be funded as a Public Private Partnership (PPP/PFI). In committing to a 25 year contract, Pevensey’s residents and environment are guaranteed a consistent standard of defence until at least 2025. This approach to beach maintenance has allowed the Environment Agency and Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd to develop and advance 'best practice' in provision of sea defence services.
To coincide with the project's 10th anniversary, New Civil Engineer magazine published a 4-page article about the scheme in September 2010. Read it here.
Select an image to learn more about each of the regular beach activities that take place:
The Pevensey Bay Sea Defences scheme has received a Gold Award for the third consecutive year.
All machines have now left the beach concluding maintenance works for winter 2015-16.
Over the years several people have questioned why Pevensey Bay’s sea defences are being provided by a shingle embankment alone. Why was a more permanent solution like a sea wall not chosen? This article explains the differences between soft and hard engineering solutions, where soft is represented by shingle and hard by concrete and rock.
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