Balfour Beatty has won two contracts worth £73m in total to construct marine defences in Blackpool

The firm will build the £20m Anchorsholme Scheme for Blackpool council and the £53m Rossall Scheme for Wyre council will replace over 2.9km of the original 1930’s seawalls as part of the promenade renewal and beach management projects.

Balfour Beatty said it would use Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology on both schemes at design development stage and throughout construction.

Upon handover of the schemes, the firm will also train teams from both councils to use BIM for asset management purposes including ongoing operations, maintenance planning and monitoring.