Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls

THEME: Flood Defences

AREA: West Sussex

Reinforcement of flood defences for River Adur.

Delivery Body: Environment Agency

Theme: Flood Defences

Coast to Capital LGF Allocation: £6m

Match Funding Contribution: £39m

Project Status: Complete


Summary of Project

The River Adur is a 32 mile long waterway that was used as a trade route since Roman times, starting from Shoreham and travelling as far as Steyning. Nowadays the river is still used for cargo transport as well as supporting wildlife and tourism due to it flowing through areas of outstanding natural beauty.


When extreme weather has hit the southern coast, the River Adur rises to levels that have caused damage to properties, businesses and infrastructure. Important construction works are now almost complete, to future proof Shoreham with a scheme that covers 7.2km of river bank . These works will protect Shoreham harbour and airport and unlock the area for housing developments and employment space.


The Local Growth Fund has contributed to site investigation, design and construction.



Key Outputs

  • 36,600sqm of protected commercial floor space
  • 2,320sqm of protected housing
  • 4,450 jobs arising from enhanced flood protection


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