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Finishing line for Kirkcaldy Sea Wall

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The end is now in sight for the major upgrade of Kirkcaldy Sea Wall. This £9million project, which is being undertaken by VolkerStevin, is expected to be completed in early December.

Kirkcaldy sea wall repairs

VolkerStevin was appointed by Fife Council as the main contractor in November 2012 and construction commenced on site in July 2013. Improvements to Kirkcaldy Sea Wall include:

  • 80,000 tonnes of rock armour  placed in front of the wall to break up waves,
  • a new higher wall to reduce flood risk,
  • a resurfaced and raised promenade to maintain sea views,
  • improved beach access ramps and steps,
  • two new ramps suitable for disabled access,
  • new shelters, seating and street lighting,
  • a refurbished historic plaque.

Bob McLellan, Head of Transportation and Environmental Services at Fife council, said: “It’s great we’re at the final stages of this project, within a couple of weeks work will be finished. The Council has invested £9million upgrading Kirkcaldy Sea Wall, ensuring its longevity and its ability to protect the promenade and the properties along it. I would like to thank the residents of Kirkcaldy for their patience, as these works have been on-going since July last year. I am positive that people will be delighted with the finished result, as it will be a more attractive place for local people and visitors to enjoy. Also, I would like to thank the contractor, VolkerStevin for their commitment to this project."

Will Davies, VolkerStevin Site Agent said: “We wish to thank the Kirkcaldy community for their patience and support while we restored the sea wall and promenade.  We are delighted to be handing back a sea front that everyone involved in the scheme can be proud of.”

Cllr Neil Crooks, Chair of Kirkcaldy Area Committee, said: “The finished sea wall and promenade will really enhance Kirkcaldy for both residents and visitors. It looks and feels so much better and the Waterfront challenge for Kirkcaldy’s Ambitions is to bring the area to life. Discussions about public art, distance markers, pop-up shops, historical links, additional parking, reduced traffic lanes and making the Waterfront a destination are in front of us.”  

Kirkcaldy Sea Wall will officially reopen on Sunday 14 December 2014.

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