Cador Drive Seawall – Toe Repair

Cador Drive Seawall – Toe Repair


Change to Design

Due to the poor condition of the base of the seawall which was uncovered during the removal of the existing concrete bag-work toe, there has been a slight change in design. This change involves installing 4m long mild steel trench sheets in front of the seawall, and constructing a reinforced concrete toe/slab to protect the foundation of the old structure. The Council's contractor is currently sourcing the new materials and will be returning to site on the 8th May 2018.

What will you experience?

During installation of the trench sheets, which is expected to take 1-2 days, you may experience higher noise and disruption levels. We would like to reassure residents that we are seeking to minimise this as much as we can, and will continue to work efficiently to minimise any disturbance.

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Once the trench sheets are installed, we will commence fixing the steel mesh reinforcement and pour the concrete to form the new toe/slab.


Coastal flood and erosion defence repair works are due to commence along a section of Cador Drive Seawall in the week commencing 23rd April 2018 and are expected to take approximately 2 weeks to complete.

Where is this happening?

The seawall is located to the rear of Cador Drive, with a 10m length of damaged toe approximately in the middle of the seawall.

Why is this happening?

The section of toe, found at the base of the wall is formed of concrete bag-work which has deteriorated and is now in a very poor condition. Repair works are required to remove the health and safety concerns and to maintain protection to the seawall, which acts as a primary defence, protecting the residential estate from flooding and erosion. The works are to be funded by Fareham Borough Council and supervised by the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership.

What is happening next?

Norse Commercial Services Ltd. has been appointed by Fareham Borough Council to undertake the repair of the concrete toe. Works are due to begin week commencing Monday 23rd April 2018 and are expected to take approximately 2 weeks to complete. Throughout the duration of the works you will see the damaged section of concrete bag-work toe removed and replaced with an in-situ cast concrete toe. These works will happen during daylight hours: 0800-1800, Monday-Friday. A temporary storage compound area will be established on the large grassed area behind the seawall in line with Wicor Mill Lane. This will be used by the contractor for materials, equipment and welfare facilities throughout the works period. The works area and compound area will be fenced off for the duration of the works, with the coastal footpath to the rear of the seawall remaining open. Please remain vigilant when using the footpath, particularly when materials are being delivered to site.

Find out more

We would like to thank you in advance for your co-operations with these works. Should you have any questions or would like to find out more, please do not hesitate to make contact via