Mott MacDonald has been appointed on a five-year contract to provide consultancy services for coastal defence projects within the Southend-on-Sea Borough Council area.
Under the terms of the contract, Mott MacDonald will offer a variety of annual services, including coastal defence condition asset surveys, analysis of monitoring data and investment programming. The consultancy will also assist the council in delivering a range of schemes identified in the Southend-on-Sea shoreline strategy.
Peter Phipps, Mott MacDonald’s project director, said: “We have already undertaken the initial appraisal of coastal defence assets and will be conducting further condition assessments early next year after the winter storm period.”
“Currently we are liaising with stakeholders regarding the proposed Cinder Path Scheme, which will see the redevelopment of coastal defences and the Sustrans Cycleway between Chalkwell and Leigh-on-Sea,” Peter added.
Mott MacDonald’s contract will run until August 2018, with the option of a further two-year extension.