2012

SX9472 : Contractor's compound, Brunswick Street

taken 12 years ago, near to Teignmouth, Devon, England

Contractor's compound, Brunswick Street
Contractor's compound, Brunswick Street
Interserve* is the main contractor for the Teignmouth Tidal Flood Defence scheme, an Environment Agency project to prevent tidal surges flooding properties along the river beach.

*Font: Condensed Garamond, once used by Apple and Severn Trent Water.
Teignmouth's tidal flood defences :: SX9372

Following the success of the Shaldon and Ringmore tidal flood defence scheme across the river, the Environment Agency and its contractor Interserve are implementing a site-specific scheme for Teignmouth's back beach (officially the river beach). Here, high tides exacerbated by strong winds can cause flooding to the residential properties and businesses along the beach and the lanes that lead to it.

The scheme was announced in December 2011 LinkExternal link The different conditions compared to Shaldon require flood walls, doors and windows to be constructed at the face of the affected buildings. The appearance is not pretty but the work will protect these properties especially in future if sea levels rise. Another element of the scheme is to re-engineer a storm water holding tank and the deck covering it by Gales Hill, a minor access along the waterfront north of the New Quay Inn. It is believed that measures will also be taken to minimise the risk of pollution reaching the river.

The limited extent of the works, compared to the Shaldon and Ringmore scheme, means that they must all be undertaken simultaneously. Every effort has been made to reduce disruption to businesses, residents and the public.


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Geographical Context: Coastal City, Town centre Construction, Development Company: Interserve Place: Teignmouth Road: Brunswick Street other tags: Contractors Compound Flood Defences Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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Robin Stott   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 21 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 1 August, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9400 7276 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:32.6981N 3:29.8433W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9402 7277
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