Forton Design Overview

Coastal Partners have worked closely with consultant engineers Mott MacDonald on the detailed design. The following gives an overview of the works planned at Forton.

  • The Forton scheme involves the construction of circa 240m of flood defence on the St Vincent College site at the western end of Forton Lake. 
  • Defences will provide protection against flooding for the next 50-years against a 1-in-100 year flood event. 
  • The design includes a new L shaped reinforced concrete wall which will be set back from the existing flood protection. 
  • The design also includes sections of road raising and removable flood equipment as well as repairs to some of the existing flood defences.