Video | Kier builds coastal defence in Somerset

(Video: Aggregate Industries)

Kier has built a coastal defence at Blue Anchor beach, Somerset, to protect the cliffs, walls and a nearby road from continued erosion.

Aggregate Industries supplied 13,500 tonnes of granite from its Scottish super quarry for the construction.

The stone was transported by sea from Glensanda Quarry in Western Scotland to Blue Anchor beach near Minehead, Somerset. It required three sailings carrying 4,500 tonnes of granite, each trip taking 21 days to complete.

The £3.8m project was funded by Somerset Council.

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  1. I have carried out a similar project in the past. Blue Anchor definitely needs this part type of protection. As other coastal communities will do in the future.

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