Fowey Esplanade

We are strengthening a stone retaining wall on the Esplanade in Fowey, which is showing signs of structural instability. The wall supports the carriageway and the tea gardens that overlook the river.

Work will be carried out in two phases.  Phase 1 is scheduled for completion on Friday 22 December. Phase 2 will start on Monday 8 Jan 2018 and will last for around eight weeks. As with any construction activity, adverse weather conditions can affect progress and have an impact on completion dates.

Stainless steel tie-bars will be installed in to a mass concrete backing, and the existing stone parapet wall will be taken down and rebuilt, keeping the original traditional finish.

Some of this work will be loud and is likely to be disruptive. It is being carried out during the daytime, so noise disturbance should be minimal. 

Phase 1

  • The closure will be located outside numbers 58 to 64.
  • The Esplanade will become two-way for businesses and residents, with access from Tower Park. Vehicles will turn around at the closure to return the way they came. 
  • Private parking bays will be accessible, but public street parking will not.
  • From the town end (Lostwithiel Street), vehicles will have access as normal, exiting via Daglands Road.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout.

Phase 2

  • Esplanade will be closed from the town end (Lostwithiel Street), up to a turning point outside the Whitehouse.
  • From 7am to 6pm, marshalls will be on site to guide vehicles needing business or residential access. Access will be available to private parking bays and garages only.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout.

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