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  • 25 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    One year on from some of the worst flooding in 2012, latest research by the Environment Agency reveals that last year’s record-breaking wet year in England could have cost the UK economy close to £600million. The overall financial cost to businesses of the extreme weather was up to £200m as total commercial property and contents […]

  • 18 January 2013

    The Environment Agency is launching a public consultation on future plans for managing tidal flood risk and coastal erosion around the shores of the Exe Estuary on January 20, 2013. The draft Exe Estuary Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy takes into account predicted changes in sea level rise up to 2110, and sets […]

  • 3 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Three schemes from a shortlist of 18 have been awarded for their excellence in civil engineering at the ICE Yorkshire and Humber Awards. Among the awarded projects was the Skipton flood alleviation scheme, which won the Centenary Award. Delivered by Arup on behalf of the Environment Agency, the £13.8m project was designed and built to protect […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Broomhill Sands Coastal Defense Scheme at Camber in East Sussex will provide improved protection from the risk of flooding for 1,831 properties, 825 of which are residential. UK’s Environment Agency awarded the £20 million Broomhill Sands contract to Team Van Oord back in 2014.     The scheme comprises the following key elements: Improving a 700m […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Balfour Beatty, an international infrastructure group, has been appointed as the civil contractor for an integrated team that will deliver the ten-year Thames Estuary Asset Management Program for CH2M Hill, on behalf of the Environment Agency, and anticipated to be worth up to £250 million to Balfour Beatty. The £300 million program is the largest […]

  • 1 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    SOPAC (Standing Conference on Problems Associated with the Coastline) members recently paid a visit to the Bournemouth Beach Management scheme. SCOPAC – an influential network of local authorities and other key organisations – was established in 1986 with the role to assist members in developing a coordinated and sustainable approach to coastal risk management by commissioning research and […]

  • 9 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    A major £1.95 million scheme to maintain coastal defenses and protect local homes has been completed at Kingsdown beach – with the placement of 16 new timber groynes and around 50,000 m³ of recycled shingle.  The scheme was managed by Dover District Council and funded by the Environment Agency. This coastal program was designed through […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Environment Agency is currently dredging at both banks of the River Parrett downstream of Moorland House Farm. They have so far removed over 7,600m³ of silt along a 445 metre length. There are currently 3 excavating machines working 5 days a week. “We are spreading silt to land for agricultural betterment with permission from […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Almost 100 pupils from Hamford Primary Academy made a visit to the new coast protection scheme at Holland-on-Sea. The youngsters are learning all about the coastal region and also taking part in a competition to design new beach huts for the area. Each of six groups was given a talk on the project being carried […]

  • 6 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    Under the theme ‘Risk, resilience and response in a changing climate’, the Flood & Coast 2018 event will once again set out to advance the debate about flood and coast erosion between government bodies, local authorities, major infrastructure and asset managers and affected communities. Now in its third year, Flood and Coast is the major annual gathering […]

  • 6 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A remote control boat equipped with a SonTek M9 Acoustic Doppler Profiler (ADP®) has been employed with HydroSurveyor software to create a 3-dimensional map of a damaged (and still submerged) flood barrier, following serious damage that took place during last December’s storms. Data from the survey enabled the Environment Agency to act swiftly and effectively […]

  • 19 April 2012

    A major scheme to reduce flood risk to thousands of homes and businesses on the Lincolnshire coast got underway at the weekend. Lincshore – the Environment Agency’s £6-million flagship scheme – began on Saturday with the arrival of the dredger Breughel, one of the biggest the project team has ever used. Mike Dugher, Environment Agency […]

  • 4 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Coastal Communities 2150 is asking people who live and work in Seaford, Lewes, Newhaven and the surrounding villages to submit their views on various conceptual scenarios on adapting to sea level rise and flood risk between now and 2150. The Environment Agency is a partner in the Coastal Communities 2150 Project (CC2150) which helps communities […]

  • 21 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The piling work at Church Scar is now complete, and the temporary road which is used to transport materials along the promenade has been created, reports the Flyde Council. According to the Council, the temporary road will allow a one way traffic system for the construction vehicles to transport materials along the promenade. “The demolition […]

  • 3 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Scarborough Borough Council Cabinet members recently visited Runswick Bay on the North Yorkshire coast to view the latter stages of the construction project to enhance the village’s sea defenses. The coastal protection works, valued at around £1.5 million, started in March and will be completed later this month. The scheme, which has been designed to […]

  • 25 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Broomhill Sands Coastal Defense Scheme has been named recipient of yet another prestigious industry award – the Brassey Award (Kent & East Sussex) for Engineering Excellence which was presented at the recent ICE South East England Awards Ceremony. The Brassey Award winner is selected from the shortlisted entries for the ICE South East England […]

  • 3 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has just announced that the second site visit to the Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls Scheme will be organized on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Following on from last year’s visit to Shoreham as work began on the scheme, the visitors will have a chance to return and hear how the project […]

  • 2 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Work on a £2 million scheme to help protect the Yorkshire coast town of Whitby from tidal flooding is now underway and is expected to be completed by the end of spring 2020, Scarborough Borough Council reports.  The flood alleviation project will involve the construction of a flood wall, 303 meters long with an average […]

  • 19 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Broomhill Sands Coastal Defense Scheme has been shortlisted in a further two categories ahead of the 2016 British Construction Industry Awards, Team Van Oord just announced. In May, it was announced that the scheme had been nominated for the ‘Civil Engineering Project of the Year (£10 to £50 million)’ and ‘Best Practice in Procurement’ […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Northumberland County Council is due to adopt a local flood risk management strategy for the county. The council will work to further develop flood resistance and resilience measures to protect residents and home owners against the effects of severe weather incidents in the future. The strategy will complement the council’s current flood risk management approach, […]

  • 31 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    A new handbook promoting good practice for channel management has been developed by a team of experts, led by Royal HaskoningDHV. Written for the Environment Agency, the handbook brings together over 10 years’ worth of research and practice. It aims to help with the decisions of when and how to carry out channel management for […]

  • 15 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Mackley has welcomed the findings of a report which urges the Government to invest in the upkeep of existing critical flood defenses, as well as investing in new defenses. Published on 9 June, the Environmental Audit Committee report criticizes a ‘reactive approach to funding’ for flood defenses which it says exposes the Government’s lack of […]

  • 30 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    VBA – a joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business – is starting the next phase of works at Fairhaven Lake. According to VBA, the second phase of works at Fairhaven Lake will involve upgrading Stanner Bank car park, replacing the retaining wall and refurbishing the existing outfall drainage from Fairhaven Lake to the […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is carrying out essential repairs and upgrades of the flood defenses along the River Yare in Great Yarmouth. The £18m scheme being progressed has now moved to the western side of the River Yare that runs parallel with Southtown Road between the Sefton Lane junction (Seatrax) and the Tollgate Road junction (Silverton Aggregates). […]

  • 29 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Construction works to provide improved protection from flooding for residents and businesses in the Staffordshire town of Rugeley have moved past the halfway point, and are on schedule to be complete in December. The scheme, which is being carried out by Team Van Oord (TVO) on behalf of the Environment Agency, will help reduce flood […]

  • 6 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    The trailing suction hopper dredger Mahury has arrived at Dawlish Warren to begin works on the Beach Management Scheme. According to Teignbridge District Council, the Mahury arrived on the site and started with the recharge of the beach on Thursday, June 1. “Works have started between groyne 6 and 7 and will be working towards groyne […]