Emergency Flood Repairs - Bawdsey
Following the record-breaking storm surge and exceptional weather during the wettest winter in 250 years, many of EA's river and coastal defences suffered significant damage. JacksonHyder responded to the Agency's request for emergency support and undertook repair work at six locations on the East Anglian coastline.
In February 2014 gales swept away a large section of the sea defence embankment protecting some 600 acres of agricultural land at Bawdsey, Suffolk. JacksonHyder mobilised with 48 hours of EA's call for help to begin emergency repairs to a jointly agreed design. Using surplus rock from the earlier sea wall defence work and fill material imported from RAF Bentwaters, the team successfully repaired a section approximately 80m in length over a 4 week period.