Securing the cliff
Understanding the needs of residents and wildlife
Securing the cliff – understanding the needs of the residents and wildlife
Cormac has decades of in-house expertise which makes managing the entire process more efficient and cost effective: from geotechnical investigations, through the design process, to the often complex logistical aspects of stabilising collapsed slopes and cliffs. Major landslips occurred at access points to two of Newquay’s beaches, and one of them was on a private access road to Tolcarne Beach, used year-round for locals and visitors alike. This road is also adjacent to the Tolcarne Hotel, sitting at the base of the cliff.
Our client, Cornwall Council, has responsibility for the cliff above the road and appointed Cormac to manage the soil and rock slippage. As with all coastal works, the project had to be planned around the bird nesting seasons, and the tourism season. There are a multitude of other restrictions that might crop up concerning wildlife legislated by other government agencies, as well as traffic management restrictions to consider. This particular slippage occurred during the winter, so immediate remedial works could be carried out.