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  • 30 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    A new flood protection plan to protect Cumbrian communities for generations has been presented by Floods Minister Rory Stewart today, 30 June. The Cumbria Flood Action Plan sets out the short-term actions that will see 4,300 homes in the region better protected, as well as the long-term actions that will see local organisations and communities […]

  • 2 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Improvements to flood defenses are underway this week as the Environment Agency starts work on a new wall to protect residents from flooding in the village of Glenridding in Cumbria. The new flood defense wall, which will be 140 meters in length and a meter above the ground, is designed to provide flood protection to […]

  • 14 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has outlined an extensive repair program worth around £10 million in Cumbria as it builds on 100 days of vital flood recovery work following record-breaking wet weather in December. More than 3,000 flood defenses have been inspected and around 100 repair projects identified across the county as part of the program of […]

  • 16 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    VBA, a joint venture between VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business, has been awarded a £2m project by Cumbria County Council with additional funding from the Environment Agency, the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee and Keswick Flood Action Group, to help protect properties in the Penrith Road and Ambleside area of Keswick from flooding. […]

  • 11 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers announced Tuesday, 10 September, a new round of flood defense investment for communities across Yorkshire, Cumbria, the North East and the South East of England. Thirteen projects across England will benefit from a share of over £62 million, which as well as helping develop existing flood defenses, reported the Environment Agency. […]

  • 25 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    A dredging project at the Port of Workington, wholly owned and operated by Cumbria County Council, is nearing its completion. The trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Deo Gloria started the latest Workington dredging campaign on Monday, 8th July 2019. Under the cleanup plan, scheduled to be wrapped up in the following days, the TSHD is […]

  • 19 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey visited Morecambe today (19 October) to officially open the town’s new flood defenses. Funded by £10.8m central government grant-in-aid funding, the wave reflection wall defense will reduce flood risk to 11,400 homes and has a design life of 100 years, taking into consideration climate change and sea level rise. Led by […]

  • 14 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    More than 500 homes and businesses in Cumbria will be better protected from flooding thanks to a new £9.5 million scheme completed by the Environment Agency. According to the EA, the Town Beck Flood Alleviation Scheme in Ulverston, Cumbria, will reduce flood risk to more than 400 homes and more than 100 businesses, as well […]

  • 24 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Swindale Beck Restoration Project in the Lake District has scooped a major award in recognition for its contribution to creating new fish habitat. The restoration scheme beat off stiff competition to win this year’s Wild Trout Trust Award for Best Large-Scale Habitat Enhancement scheme, which was presented at a glittering ceremony in London last […]

  • 13 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Ebsford Environmental has been appointed as remediation specialists to work with the Coal Authority and Environment Agency on a project to improve up to 60km of rivers in the North Pennines. Partnering with civil engineering firm JN Bentley, Ebsford will support the firm in developing and executing a safe and environmentally sensitive plan of removing […]

  • 2 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Canal and River Trust charity has secured initial funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to develop plans to restore and reopen the Grade II listed Stainton Aqueduct on the Lancaster Canal near Sedgwick, Cumbria, the Trust said today. HLF’s initial development funding award of £41,000 will enable us to work alongside the Lancaster […]

  • 15 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    New allocations of flood management funding will allow homes, businesses and communities around the country to benefit from increased flood protection, Floods Minister Thérèse Coffey announced on Friday. According to the official statement, 34 community led projects have been named as winners of a £1 million government funded competition, the first of its kind, and will now be […]

  • 7 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    A £7 million scheme to manage flood risk for 438 properties in Lancashire was officially opened yesterday, July 6, 2017. The Croston Flood Risk Management Scheme, developed by the Environment Agency in partnership with Chorley Council, Lancashire County Council and United Utilities, and in collaboration with the Lower Yarrow Flood Action Group, will benefit residents […]

  • 13 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    An Environment Agency funded partnership project to protect and preserve the Ouseburn River in the North East has officially started. “Groundwork North East & Cumbria is working with partners from across the region to protect and preserve the upper part of the Ouseburn River,” the agency said in its latest release. Working with partners including […]

  • 17 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    A team, led by Royal HaskoningDHV and including experts from Deltares, Nelen&Schuurmans and Delft University of Technology, has received an innovation award for their entry into the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)’s Flood Risk Management and Modelling Competition. The competition requested submissions in response to the question: If you were responsible for […]

  • 27 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Central Dredging Association’s half-day seminar, named ‘Dredging for Flood Prevention and Response’, will take place today, at Institution of Civil Engineers in Westminster, London. The event will focus on dredging in flood prevention and response: ‘What can dredging do to reduce the risk of flooding and how can it contribute to a response after a flood event?’ With […]

  • 28 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency (EA) has awarded a contract to VBA, the joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, to carry out post flooding recovery works in Cumbria, Lancashire and West Yorkshire. The large scale multi-site contract involves projects spread across the whole of the Cumbria and Lancashire regions as well as the Calder Valley […]

  • 29 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    VolkerStevin has been appointed by Cumbria County Council to reconstruct the Port of Workington’s riverside wall, which will replace the existing failing structure. The project involves replacing 170m of anchored sheet steel pile quay wall and capping beam, stabilizing the existing failing quay and leaving a corner of the port as suitable habitat to encourage […]

  • 21 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency announced recently that the Government is planning to spend an extra £700 million on flood defenses across the country.  The announcement comes on top of the £2.3 billion of planned spending up to 2021. In total £150 million of capital spending will build flood defense schemes in areas affected by the December floods which will […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has carried out 16,000 inspections and identified around 660 flood defenses needing repair work in the wake of record-breaking wet weather in December. The ongoing work to assess and repair flood damage following Storm Desmond and Storm Eva will be outlined at an open Board meeting today, chaired by Acting Chairman Emma […]

  • 23 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    An innovative treatment works using the natural environment to clean metal-rich water from an abandoned mine was opened by Water Minister Rory Stewart in Cumbria last week. Set in the Cumbrian hills near Keswick, the Force Crag mine water treatment scheme is now up and running. The scheme will clean up a 6 mile stretch […]

  • 6 September 2013

    The Cumbria County Council has invited bidders to submit their offers for the Port of Workington dredging project. The main goal of this cleanup program is to remove recent accumulations of waterborne material from the approach channel, turning basin and dock at the Port of Workington, to the profile, levels and tolerances, and to dispose […]

  • 20 February 2012

      On 9 February 2012, the world’s largest offshore wind farm, located in the East Irish Sea, was officially inaugurated by Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, at a ceremony in the Barrow-in-Furness Town Hall. In the presence of representatives from the owners, local dignitaries, senior management from DONG Energy and […]

  • 10 November 2011

    A Furness fishing boss said he is relieved a cockle bed that was “a disaster waiting to happen” has been closed… (in-cumbria) [mappress] Source: in-cumbria, November 10, 2011;

  • 11 February 2010
    Project & Tenders

    The £6.4m Welsh Assembly Government-funded scheme is set to see the construction of a new rock breakwater above low tide level, rock groynes, and rock revetment to protect properties in the town. [mappress] Source: Cumbrian News, February 10, 2010;

  • 15 January 2010
    Project & Tenders

    Dredging which began on Christmas Day to clear the flood-hit Port of Workington of waste and debris has been successfully completed, Cumbria County Council has said. [mappress] Source: New Civil Engineer, January 15, 2010;