|Surveying damage to the southern breakwater|
|volunteers helped salvage thousands of lost setts|
With some generous funding from the Environment Agency and NT insurance funds, it was agreed that the damage was repairable, and work started on the Western breakwater in early summer to replace more than 5000 granite setts stripped from the surface. The huge granite coping stones, some weighing more than a ton, were lifted back into place and by the end of the summer the breakwater was arguably in better shape than it has been since the day it was built in the late 1890s.
|work starts on the southern breakwater|
|The use of concrete should help protect the harbour longer term.|
With these inevitable time delays, work finally started on the Southern breakwater in September and are due to carry on through the winter months...... weather permitting. the expected costs of the work is likely to be in the region of £400,000.
We are hoping to work with Cornwall Council and English Heritage over the coming months to speed up the consent process so we don’t have long delays like this in the future, to agree a philosophy of repair and to be better able to understand and describe what might constitute a future 'catastrophic event'.
|Western breakwater; setts in place, prior to re-pointing|