North Portsea Island Phase 4b Update - Week 7

This week at the Andrew Simpson Centre we have been raising the top of the slipway to the height of the coastal defence. This involves rebuilding a section of the slipway.

First, we built a wall made of sheet piles (metal rods that link together to form a wall) around the edge of the slipway. We then added rebar (metal cages to strengthen the concrete) before finally pouring the concrete in sections called “bays” to form the new section of slipway.

We are making good progress and the slipway is expected to be finished in early July.