Great Yarmouth

Tidal Defence Project

EA JBA Bentley


COVID-19 Update

The Government has clearly stated that they want construction works like the Great Yarmouth Flood Defence Project to continue as long as it can comply with Public Health England advice. We will continue to work where it remains safe to do so.


We have reviewed the activities on site to ensure they can be completed safely and in accordance with Public Health England guidance. We have contingency plans in place to close the site safely and securely should we find ourselves in the position where this is required.


Please be aware that our monthly public open day has been cancelled for the foreseeable. If you wish to get in contact please use the 'Contact Us' form on the website or alternatively call the office on 07811 807 966.



The Project

Following the work completed in March 2017 to replace piles along the Southtown and Cobholm frontage.

This phase of the project is focusing on refurbishing the existing flood defence walls which already provide a good level of flood protection to extend their life. We will be raising the height of some of the existing flood walls, installing cathodic protection to multiple quay walls and in locations where the existing flood defences are at the end of their life, we will also be constructing new walls set back from the river frontage.


Construction work commenced in October 2019 and is due to be completed in Summer 2021.  The project is split up into 21 separate works packages that will be delivered at different times throughout the duration of the project.