Repairing the damage
In 2014, Cornwall Council employed Cormac to repair storm damage to Newlyn Green. Cormac designed and built the whole scheme within five months! 'It all had to be completed in time for the Newlyn Fish Festival on the August Bank Holiday' remembers Andrew Berryman, Contracts Manager. ‘two thousand cubic metres of marine concrete was used to repair the damaged sea walls, and the project was completed with two days to spare’.
Penzance Promenade is a two and a half mile stretch of concrete promenade, that runs from Jubilee Pool to Newlyn Green. The promenade was built a hundred and eighty years ago, and it has borne the brunt of storms, and the attrition of the sea over the years. But it was the storms in 2014 that became the tipping point.
Massive boulders, some weighing as much as ten tonnes, were thrown from the rock armour sea defence on the beach, and flung onto the promenade by the storms – smashing the paving slabs, railings and concrete structure.
In 2015, Cornwall Council employed Cormac to repair the upper and lower sections of the promenade sea defence. Two hundred and eighty giant granite boulders had to be winched back into place on the lower tier of the promenade. Our teams cleaned the remaining foundations, laid a bed of concrete and fixed the granite back into place, to reinstate the sea defence.