Trow Quarry


Major building work has been completed on a project which was designed to protect part of the South Shields coastline from erosion.

A coastal defence system was designed in partnership with the National Trust and funded by the Environment Agency.

The scheme, which cost £1.8m, now shields a section of coast at Trow Quarry for future generations.

The barrier consists of a 'toe' rock revetment, which was placed in front of the coastal slope. The slope was then shaped to aid its stability, capped, and then planted with local marine species, including Festuca Rubra. Norwegian Granite was chosen as the preferred rock material for the scheme, due to its durability.

The project forms part of plans for the ongoing management of the coast in South Tyneside, which aims to meet the challenges of climate change.

Nick Dolan, National Trust Property Manager for The Leas, said: "I am pleased that the work has been completed, and my colleagues and I are happy with the results. The object was to form a sympathetic and flexible solution to the coastal erosion at Trow and this has been done well. It has been a lot of hard work, both in the planning and the site work, but proves the worth of partnership working to arrive at the best result, and the enhancement of this area of coast."