VIDEO: Take a birds-eye look at sea wall taking shape

This spectacular footage shows one of the final pieces in the Fylde coast's sea defences taking shape

Friday, 25th November 2016, 12:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 4:27 pm
Rossall sea defence works continue

The video shows progress on the huge sea defence project at Rossall which is due to be completed next year.

Huge boulders are now in place and work is progressing on the installation of pre-cast concrete steps.

Wyre Council is replacing two kilometres of defences from Rossall Hospital to Rossall Point in a £63m coastal defence scheme that will protect 7,500 properties from the risk of flooding.

325,000 tonnes of rock armour are being used to create the base of the defences, to weather the harsh conditions on this exposed part of the coastline and allow the beach to build up in the area.

190,000 tonnes are already in place along with 90,000 tonnes of underlayer rock, 192,000 tonnes of structural fill, 10 sets beach access steps and more than 2,400 precast concrete units.

Coun Roger Berry, Wyre's cabinet member with responsibility for sea defences said: "This is a massive project which began in 2014.

"It isn't finished yet but you can really see it taking shape.

"It is not only a scheme which will provide protection for thousands of homes but it will give us a far more attractive Promenade.

"With the work which has already been carried out in Cleveleys and the work Blackpool Council has done there will be a fantastic stretch of Promenade for people to use.

"It has been very good working with Blackpool and Fylde on the scheme.

"We have learned a lot and undoubtedly saved money too."