VolkerStevin Awarded Flood Defense Contract

A contract to improve flood defenses and raise ground levels at Strood in Medway, South East England, has been awarded to VolkerStevin by Medway Council.

The scope of work includes the construction of a new 850 meter long steel sheet pile river wall, demolition of an existing concrete storage building, remediation works and the installation of 10,000 drains.

VolkerStevin is also importing 120,000 tonnes of fill material in order to raise the ground levels.

Rob Coupe, managing director at VolkerStevin, said: “We are pleased to have been awarded this flood defense project which will not only help protect homes, but also allow for economic growth within the housing market. Working alongside one of our other VolkerWessels UK business units, VolkerHighways, demonstrates the diverse range of our capabilities as part of a wider group.”

Cllr Rodney Chambers, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Strategic Regeneration and Partnerships, said: “This is the first phase of development at Strood Waterfront. The works at the waterfront compliments the ongoing regeneration program in Strood and I look forward to seeing the works completed.”

Enabling works started in April 2018, with the main work beginning in May. Project completion is planned for April 2019.