Design and Manufacture of Purpose Made Steel Formwork

Sea Defence Formwork


Special formwork design all type of form work for sea defences including:Step Shutters and Re-Curve Wave Wall Shutter.

Our Projects






Sea Wall Traveller

Special Formwork have designed and manufactured this new system for casting a very large sea wall. The formwork is mounted on a hydraulically powered traveller. All functions are controlled by wireless remote control


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As part of the £ 14m Hythe to Folkestone Harbour coast protection scheme, Special Formwork designed and manufactured recurved wave wall shutters for the new reinforced concrete wall that provided protection at the westward end of Folkestone beach.

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 Isle Of Wight

St Helens Duver Sea Defences, Isle Of Wight

Recurve wall with feature to encase the existing wall. The main contractor was Isle of Wight firm Imphouse

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Tywyn Coastal Defence Scheme, Gwynedd, North Wales

Steel step shutters designed and manufactured by Special Formwork to cast Concrete Stepped Revetments along the length of the promenade.       The main contractor was Jones Bros Civil Engineering

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Lyme Regis Sea Defence

The wave return formwork was designed and manufactured by Special Formwork and incorporated transitions to enable the formwork to follow the contours of the land.

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Blackpool Sea Defences – Precast manufacturers SLP Concrete Ltd chose Special Formwork to design and manufacture the moulds for the main recurved section of the Sea Wall. These complex moulds had adjustable ends that allowed blocks to be cast with either normal or mitred ends, to enable the blocks to be placed to suit a variety of curves on plan. Main contractor was Birse Construction Ltd.

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