Porthcressa Project On Track Despite Unexpected Snags

Work underway on Porthcressa

The Porthcressa Regeneration Scheme is still expect to be completed within the 44-week timeline.

This week workers will start to install the viewing platform at the western end of the seafront.

The Council’s Diana Mompoloki says there have been some surprises. They have uncovered a live, high-voltage cable where they didn’t expect to find it, around 5 metres away from its mapped position. A CAT scan found it, but the project team are now in negotiations with Western Power over its removal.

There have also been some delays to the building of the workspace and accommodation units on the site of the former library. That’s because the bedrock was considerably deeper than had been expected, at 10 metres.

The adjacent homes have been sent party wall agreements because of the depth of pile driving required.

Portaloos are due to arrive in a matter of days, says Diana. They’ll be placed near the steps to the beach, close to the site of the demolished toilet block.


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