TEAM 2100: Canvey Island - Southern Shoreline Revetment Project

No doubt residents will have seen the work being carried out along the seawall.  This includes the construction of a large, gated compound on the Wooden Park grass.  The repairs are part of a 10 year-long update for the Thames Estuary flood defences.  The RA website will keep you updated on developments.

TEAM2100 is the Environment Agency’s 10-year programme to refurbish and replace tidal flood defences in London and the Thames estuary.

Detailed engineering and structural investigations into the condition of tidal flood defences in London and the Thames estuary were completed between 2015 and 2016. 

The defences include the Thames Barrier and 350 kilometres of flood walls and embankments, smaller barriers, pumping stations, and flood gates. This system of defences protects 1.25 million people and £200 billion worth of property, including the residents of Sandy Bay Residential Park!

Many of the defences are over 30 years old, and in some cases over 100 years old. The investigations will provide information about the condition of individual defences and the entire system along the Thames estuary.

Results from the investigations provided the information for the 10-year work programme of refurbishment and replacement, and the management of the system of defences over the next 100 years.

Canvey Revetment Repairs Aerial View

Starting in 2015 and planned to end in 2025, TEAM2100 are carrying out the first part of the Environment Agency’s Thames Estuary 2100 Plan, which sets out how to manage tidal flood risk in the Thames estuary throughout the 21st century. TEAM2100 will improve tidal flood defences in London, Kent, and Essex.

For TEAM2100, the Environment Agency formed an integrated team with engineering and programme management firm CH2MHill, construction partner Balfour Beatty and other specialist contractors.

Information courtesy of Environment Agency

12:14, 08 Mar 2023 by Kelvin Dimond