Coastal Protection

Coastal defence is at the heart of our business and has been an integral part of Mackley since the 1920s. Our expertise includes sea defence, managed realignment, marine structures, harbours and coastal maintenance.

Our experience enables us to work with nature to deliver a coastline that enhances as well as protects.


North Portsea Island Coastal Defence Scheme

Mackley has been contracted to carry out the fourth phase of a a scheme which will protect more than 4,500 homes and businesses on Portsea Island from the risk of coastal flooding.  More...

Brixham Harbour Breakwater Improvements

In 2019, Mackley completed a programme of works to repair and improve a half-mile long structure which protects the harbour in the south Devon town of Brixham.  More...

Chesil Beach

The project repaired extensive damage to the reno mattresses, gabion castle and undermining of the concrete wave wall - caused by the winter storms of 2013/14. More...

Bournemouth Beach Management Scheme

This groyne replacement, completed in 2016, was the first phase of a long-term project to provide enhanced protection to Bournemouth beach.  More...

Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls Scheme

Opened in 2019, the £31m Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls Scheme has significantly reduced flood risk to more than 2,300 properties in Shoreham and East Lancing.  More...

Elmer Coastal Defence Scheme

This £5m coastal defence scheme in the West Sussex village of Elmer is helping to protect 325 properties from flooding and erosion.  More...