TAWE BARRAGE REPAIRS
Construction of a 200m inland Surf Lake using ground-breaking Wavegarden cove technology – the first of its kind in the UK. This exciting facility will generate up to 1,000 quality waves per hours, ranging from 50cm (1.7ft) to almost 2m (6.5ft) in height.
The new build also includes an education centre for schools and colleges, a café and bar, a surf shop. There’s also external works for landscaped gardens and car parks
client - city & council of swansea
value - £0.1m
duration - 9 weeks
work 30ft below water level
The project is situated in the middle of Swansea Marina, alongside a swing bridge above the main lock.
Repair work to the barrage service tunnels include: concrete and joint repair, pavement set repair and work to large load test anchors.
Approx 125-metres in length the tunnels are used to run power cables and services to local residents and businesses in the Maritime Quarter.