Tywyn Coastal Defence


Tywyn Coastal Defence Scheme, Gwynedd, North Wales

Client: Gwynedd Council
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Coastal & Marine Infrastructure Coastal & marine infrastructure Projects

Work to restore Tywyn’s depleted sea defences involved approx 60,000 tonnes of armour stone being delivered by sea and road, following the removal of existing timber groynes.

The scheme comprised:

  • Removal of existing timber groynes
  • Construction of a rock armour breakwater, and placement of 15,000 tonnes of beach nourishment
  • Installation of rock groynes and a rock revetment
  • Replacement of the groyne field, salvaging existing planks where practical and reusing/recycling the steel and timber
  • Reconstruction/repair of slipways and access steps, including concrete steps along length of promenade and construction of viewing platform

The scheme was funded by the Welsh Government and European Regional Development Fund, as part of the Convergence programme.