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West Bay Coastal Defences – Parkdean Riverbank Improvement Works, webinar

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 20 May 2021
  • 08:00 - 09:00
West Bay Coastal Defences – Parkdean Riverbank Improvement Works, webinar

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The West Bay Coastal Defence Scheme included for the improvement of the West Bay Holiday Park riverbank to predominantly provide flood defence to the Parkdean Resorts UK West Bay Holiday Park and prevent flooding flow paths from the River Brit to the harbour and west of the town.

During detailed design of the riverbank works the (former) West Dorset District Council prioritised funding to the coastal defence phase and withdrew the Parkdean Riverbank Improvement Works from delivery in 2018 to identify other means of funding. Dorset Council and Parkdean Resorts UK agreed a new lease in 2020 that incorporated funding for the provision of a flood defence.

The webinar will include a full presentation on the challenges and successes of this project by representatives from Dorset Council and Jacobs.

This breakfast event is hosted by ICE South West’s Dorchester City Club.  A Microsoft Teams meeting invitation will be sent to you via email two days before the event.


Peter Christie

Peter Christie

Peter is a Project Engineer with Dorset Council. He is an Incorporated Engineer who has worked in oil, gas, renewable energy, water utilities and coastal flood defence and asset management sectors carrying out projects as client or consultant predominantly in Australia and the UK. Peter’s passion is in coastal habitat creation, restoration and protection.

Kevin Davis

Kevin is a Site Agent for Dorset Council. He has 19 years’ experience working in Highways carrying out various construction projects and now manages the Bridge Structures team.

Jack Eade

Jack is a Chartered Civil Engineer at Jacobs with 8 years of experience in flood and coastal erosion risk management. He has worked on a variety of projects, mostly coastal and UK based, ranging from asset condition assessments and initial appraisals through to detailed design and site supervision. He has been involved with the West Bay Coastal Improvements/Parkdean Riverbank Improvements project since outline design stage.

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For more information please contact:

Barbara Sweet

e: [email protected]