Work begins on site of new West Kirby flood wall

Contractors working on the construction of a new flood defence wall along South Parade in West Kirby are moving on site for the first phase of the project.

Workers from VolkerStevin, the council’s specialist engineering partner on the scheme, are fencing off sections of the promenade and adjacent parking bays from today (9 June 2022).

This initial phase affects the stretch of promenade from Riversdale Road to Dee Lane to the north end, and the area known as the old Bath Site opposite Hilbre Court towards the other end of South Parade.

A footpath diversion will be in place for these works and these sections of promenade will be closed until the completion of the scheme in these areas.

At this time there is no need to close any part of South Parade to traffic – the road will remain fully open until piling activity commences. Residents will be further informed about road closures before they take place.

In a letter sent directly to residents on South Parade today, VolkerStevin’s Site Manager, Marc Wood, sought to reassure people that when road closures are needed, additional support will be provided to residents.

He said, “We will endeavour to help with all your concerns and we will have additional staff on site dedicated to helping with things such as ensuring your deliveries can get to you, refuse collections, ensuring visitors will be able to get to you and your own daily access and egress.”

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