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Poundfield teams up with Jackson for low carbon concrete revetment trial

Jackson is working with a Suffolk-based partner to trial the use of low carbon concrete revetments on coastal embankment civil engineering schemes.

The precast concrete revetments – also known as Canewdon blocks – have been produced by Poundfield Precast, which has its manufacturing head office at Creeting St Peter less than eight miles from Jackson’s HQ in Ipswich.


The reinforced concrete units have been constructed using Cemfree concrete supplied by the DB Group. These particular Canewdon blocks are also reinforced using basalt rather than steel to further reduce the carbon footprint of the production.

They can be used to support and protect riverside and coastal embankment slopes, and are designed specifically to absorb, more than reflect wave energy, and to protect the land from wave action.

Tim Evans, Bespoke Precast Director at Poundfield, said: "We are delighted to be working with Jackson on this coastal defence project by supplying these ultra-low carbon Canewdon blocks. Both companies share a common goal to reduce our carbon footprint and the use of our cement-free alternative is a significant step towards this.”

Jackson has an established relationship with the DB Group and has used its ultra-low carbon Cemfree concrete in a number of trials. Cemfree is a cement-free alternative to traditional cement that can save up to 80% in embodied CO2 compared to a conventional mix.