The 40 tiles provide rougher surfaces, edges, crevices and water-retaining holes similar to those that occur on natural rocky shores. They’re designed to increase biodiversity between the low and high tide zone.
We partnered with others who care about the environment on this, and the scientists say the changes should make it easier for things like periwinkles, barnacles, limpets, and different types of seaweed and encrusting algae to establish.
It’s one of many things we’re doing to protect and encourage wildlife, make the reclaimed land here more resilient for the future, and create an appealing place for people.
With its coastal native plants, seats, decks, walking and bike paths, viewing platforms and wind sculptures, it’s a little strange to think that for much of last century, the defining feature at this end of the harbour was a big brick coal-fired power station.