The construction phase of this project is now complete.

There may still be updates, so the project will remain here. We are still monitoring the project and will reply to any comments. So if you have any questions please feel free to comment or contact us here.



Over the winter of 2017/18, Essex & Suffolk Water, in partnership with Essex Waterways, will be replacing the sea lock gate and central timber mitre gates at Heybridge Basin in Essex. The project will involve the closing and draining of the lock in October 2017, crane lifting operations for the gates and the assembly and testing of the new gates prior to the re-opening of the lock in March 2018. There will be disruption in the area during this work period but we will endeavour to keep this to an absolute minimum.

Update by Adrian Caswell

Hi All,

The Sea Lock Gate project is progressing well, with a planned reopening of the lock at the end of March 18, as originally planned.

Thank you to everyone for your patience and consideration.

I attach a few key photos of the sea gate and portal dam structure.

As always, if you have any questions please contact myself directly,

Adrian Caswell


Project Manager ESW



Please Login in order to comment on this update.

View all updates