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  • 10 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has de-silted a section of the Tetney Haven, helping reduce flood risk and boosting the area’s ecology. The work, part of the EA’s regular maintenance program, saw excess silt removed from approximately a kilometer of the Louth Canal and from around the sluice gates at Tetney Lock, the Agency stated. Silt builds […]

  • 10 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is working on a plan that will reduce flood risk to homes and properties in Yate and Chipping Sodbury. So far, the EA has carried out a preliminary study that identifies 3 options: flood storage; river channel widening; property level flood-resilience. The indicative costs of the individual options are £3.7 million, £300,000 […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    JacksonHyder has begun construction works on the £18 million Newhaven flood alleviation scheme. The Environment Agency, in partnership with Lewes District Council, developed the Newhaven flood alleviation scheme in order to reduce flood risk from the sea and the river along the Ouse valley. The majority of funding for this project is coming from the Environment Agency […]

  • 20 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The phase 2 of the Exeter flood defense scheme will begin this June with the construction activities to take place over the next 2 years. The project – managed by the Environment Agency, Exeter City Council and Devon County Council – will cost around £32 million to complete and benefits from £6 million of government growth funding which was […]

  • 18 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The £30 million Broomhill Sands Coastal Defense Project was officially opened on Friday, 13 May, by Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency. This coastal scheme, which took two years to complete, will provide improved protection from flooding for around 1,400 homes and 100 businesses along a 2.5 km stretch of the East Sussex coastline […]

  • 11 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Great Yarmouth Borough Council has started work on an important coast protection scheme for Scratby, which aims to give the community more time to adapt to coastal change. The project is to lay a 877-meter long revetment of about 1,300 gabions – stone-filled and crushed concrete-filled cages – from the existing rock berm at Little […]

  • 7 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    Three months after winter storms damaged a section of Teignmouth’s promenade, the Environment Agency together with the contractors successfully completed repair works on the sea wall. The agency worked with Teignbridge District Council and contractors Team Van Oord to repair the sea wall and secure it for the future. During the work a granite ‘obelisk’ – […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has strengthened a 200-meter stretch of embankment on the River Bain near Coningsby as part of its ongoing maintenance program to reduce flood risk.  The work is part of the Environment Agency’s £1.8 million asset repair program which, over the next year, will repair approximately a hundred flood defense assets across both […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Later today, officials from the Worcestershire County, the Environment Agency, as well as other dignitaries and guests will celebrate the official opening of a £4.1 million Badsey Brook flood risk management scheme. The project has been delivered as part of the Environment Agency’s £2.6b capital investment program to reduce flood risk to 300,000 homes by 2021. Daniel […]

  • 28 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Otley residents and businesses are being invited to come along to hear about the latest on flood risk reduction plans at a drop-in event on Thursday 1 March. According to the Environment Agency, visitors to the drop in will have an opportunity to see how feedback from the last event in October has helped to shape […]

  • 4 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The coastal defense project, currently in development across the north of Portsea Island, has won a prestigious award at the Environment Agency’s National Project Excellence Awards. Chosen from over 50 projects across the UK, it was voted unanimously as the winner for making the best submission to the Environment Agency’s Large Projects Review Group. The project […]

  • 23 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The all-conquering Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme has begun 2015 in the same vein as it ended 2014 – in the frame for a clutch of prestigious industry awards. During 2014, the scheme, which was delivered by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency, scooped no fewer than a remarkable 13 industry awards. The […]

  • 24 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Working on behalf of the Environment Agency, Mackley is delivering emergency flood prevention works to protect the historic town of Sandwich in Kent. Sandwich lies close to the coast on the River Stour, and a short section of approximately 35 metres of the river wall at Pillory Gate Wharf was identified as being on the […]

  • 9 June 2020
    Authorities & Government, Operations & Maintenance

    Work is now under way on the fourth year of a five-year project to raise the banks of the Ouse Washes flood storage reservoir, informs the Environment Agency. Works on the Ouse Washes project started in 2017 at Welmore Lake Sluice and Sutton Gault. This summer’s works will take place at Welney and in areas […]

  • 23 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Vital sea defense work that will help protect West Bay from future flooding has been completed on time and on budget, reports the Dorset Council. According to the release, the £10 million coastal defense works – completed this week by the Council and the Environment Agency – will better protect 148 homes and 112 businesses […]

  • 22 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency’s £30 million project to improve Burton flood defenses are right on schedule, informs the EA. The improved defenses, due to be complete in March 2021, will better protect the people of Burton from the risk of flooding. A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: “We’re proud to be delivering better flood protection […]

  • 22 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Mackley has just reported that the company is gearing up for Flood and Coast 2017, a industry event on flood and coastal erosion risk, resilience and response. Now in it’s second year, the event will take place at the Telford International Center next week (28-30 March). Led once again by the Environment Agency, Flood and Coast […]

  • 2 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    Environment Agency staff will be setting up a stall near the Forge Mill Farm car park, West Bromwich, on 9 August, from 1pm to 4pm, to talk to local residents and visitors about the progress being made on the Perry Barr and Witton Flood Risk Management Scheme. The completed scheme will reduce flood risk for 1,400 […]

  • 26 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new center to help bolster the UK’s defenses against flooding has launched at Brunel University London.  The Center for Flood Risk and Resilience (CFR2) – which has been developed in partnership with the Environment Agency, and the environmental organizations HR Wallingford, Jacobs, ICE Blue and CIWEM – aims to help fill the skills gap currently faced […]

  • 6 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Construction of the new improved sea defenses at the Central Lower Promenade in Whitley Bay is coming along nicely, according to Phil Welton of the Environment Agency. As the North Tyneside Council put it, the two-tiered promenade acts as a sea defense protecting the whole structure, the road and premises above. However it is around 100 […]

  • 23 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A £50 million flood alleviation scheme in Leeds which uses movable weir technology – a first for flood risk reduction in the UK – was opened recently by Chair of the Environment Agency, Emma Howard Boyd. Led by Leeds City Council in partnership with the Environment Agency, the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme will provide more than […]

  • 26 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has announced action plan for Mytholmroyd, which will spend more than £10 million on flood defenses to reduce flood risk. The Mytholmroyd Action Plan sets out the proposed actions that will reduce flood risk in Mytholmroyd. The proposals involve local engineered interventions in conjunction with catchment wide measures such as upstream storage and natural […]

  • 3 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency has just released new update on the Perry Barr and Witton flood risk management scheme. The scheme is 1 of 6 separate projects that take forward the recommendations of the River Tame flood risk management strategy. In order to reduce the delay to the Perry Barr and Witton scheme construction, the Environment Agency is building the […]

  • 24 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The dredging operations in Haddiscoe New Cut are set to take place from Monday, 13 February, until Friday, 31 March 2017, the Broads Authority informs. “During this period the navigation channel will remain open, but dredging will be in operation between 08:00 and 16:00 daily, excluding weekends. During each period of operation delays of up […]

  • 17 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency has just announced the completion of its work on the west bank of the River Ouse as part of a major flood defense scheme. The Newhaven flood alleviation scheme has been developed in partnership with Lewes District Council, East Sussex County Council, the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and South East […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency has dredged 4 km (8 km of river bank) of the Parrett and Tone and is now passing halfway in the dredging operation. The dredging is being undertaken using a mixture of floating equipment, large excavators mounted on the riverbanks and even amphibious dredgers. This range of equipment is needed to cope […]