Roath Flood Scheme Work Kicks Off

The first phase in a £9 million flood scheme which will reduce the risk of flooding to approximately 440 homes and businesses in the Roath area of Cardiff started yesterday.

Over the next few weeks, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) engineers and specialist contractors will be refurbishing an existing flood embankment on the River Rhymney, in the Newport Road area.

The existing flood bank is in poor condition and has been identified by the project team as no longer providing adequate protection for nearby homes and businesses on the industrial estate.

It will be replaced by a new sheet pile flood wall, along a 150 metre stretch of the river. This first phase of work is due to be completed by the end of the year.

It marks the first in a series of improvements which overall will lead to better flood protection across the Penylan Road, Roath Brook Gardens, Roath Mill Gardens, Waterloo Gardens, Railway Gardens (including the Sandies and Minster Gardens), Colchester Avenue and Ipswich Road areas.

Gareth O’Shea, Head Operations for South East Wales, Natural Resources Wales, said: “This is an important scheme for the area which will increase protection for people living and working in Roath from both the Roath Brook, the River Rhymney and the tide.”

In addition to the work on the River Rhymney, NRW is currently preparing two planning applications for further phases of work on the Roath Brook between Colchester Avenue and Ipswich Road, and between Penylan Road and Colchester Avenue.

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Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

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