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  • 24 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Survey works are starting at a listed bridge in Bradford, to create a detailed design to reduce flood risk in the area for the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme, informs the Environment Agency. The work is being carried out by contractors BMMjv at Apperley Bridge and is expected to last 4 weeks. The survey is being […]

  • 22 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Steve Israel have announced $1.67 million in federal funding to the Town of North Hempstead in Nassau County for the restoration of Leeds Pond, damaged as a direct result of Hurricane Sandy. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be […]

  • 7 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Plans for the second phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme have been put forward, according to the Environment Agency. Leeds City Council has worked alongside the Environment Agency to put forward a planning application for phase two of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme, which will invest £112.1 million in flood prevention measures for areas upstream […]

  • 21 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Visitors to this year’s Leeds Waterfront Festival will get the chance to see the innovative technology being used to reduce the risk of flooding to the city. The Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme project team will be on hand at the event on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June, to explain what work has been done […]

  • 23 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Phase 1 of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme has scooped the Large Project of the Year award at this year’s NEC awards in London. The awards were announced at a recent NEC Users’ Group Annual Seminar. The driving force behind the award winning scheme is a project team made up of experts from Leeds City […]

  • 5 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Businesses in the Stourton area of Leeds are benefiting from increased flood protection following the completion of a new 730 meter flood defense wall, the Environment Agency said in its latest release.  The project, led by Leeds City Council in partnership with the Environment Agency, has reduced the risk of flooding to 88 businesses in […]

  • 27 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Half of the River Aire at Crown Point Weir has been blocked off this week to allow the installation of a movable weir as part of Phase 1 of Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme. The Environment Agency has worked with Leeds City Council and other partners to develop Phase 1 which comprises a combination of flood […]

  • 21 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Work has started on the next stage of a major scheme to reduce the risk of flooding in Leeds, BAM Nuttall Ltd reports.  Construction on the second phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme will see flood defenses being built on the River Aire upstream of Leeds Station as part of a catchment wide approach […]

  • 5 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Two flood alleviation schemes backed by West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee, at their meeting Wednesday, 3 January, will help reduce the risk of flooding for hundreds of homes and businesses across Leeds City Region, and protect land for new development. The Natural Flood Management Program and Wyke Beck Valley Project will be developed with […]

  • 27 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS), led by Leeds City Council in partnership with the Environment Agency, is split into two phases. Phase 1 began in January 2015 and is due to be completed in summer 2017. When complete, it will provide an increased level of protection from flooding from the River Aire and Hol […]

  • 21 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Proposals for the second phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme are going on show this month to communities upstream of the city center, announced today the Environment Agency. A series of drop in events are being held in Kirkstall, Horsforth, Rodley and Apperley Bridge areas of Leeds, giving residents the opportunity to view options to […]

  • 19 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Leeds City Council recently released a fly-through video of the of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme construction works in progress. The project, led by the City Council in partnership with the Environment Agency, is split into two phases. Costing some £50 million, the Phase 1 of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme is one of the largest river […]

  • 10 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS), led by Leeds City Council in partnership with the Environment Agency, is moving forward. The Leeds project is one of the largest river flood defense schemes in the country and this provision of flood protection for the River Aire is designed to protect against a 1 in 200-year flood […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The £45 million Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS) is one of the largest river flood defense schemes in the country. It will see major construction work along the River Aire in the city center and Holbeck extending 4.3km between Leeds train station and Thwaite Mills. The scheme includes the installation of innovative movable weirs at […]

  • 25 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A major new flood defence in Leeds, which will protect hundreds of homes and businesses and safeguard the future economy, has begun construction. The new £50 million defences are the first of their kind for the area. In total, they will protect over 150 businesses and reduce the potential disruption caused by flooding for 3,000 […]

  • 22 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Initial sketches of how the next phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme to reduce flood risk in the city could look were released yesterday. The indicative images offer early examples of how elements of the scheme could look to reduce flood risk upstream of the city centre including the Kirkstall corridor which was badly […]

  • 29 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    On 26th December 2015, the city of Leeds was hit by significant flood event, with waters in the River Aire reaching levels 1.2 m above the previously recorded high. The BAM Nuttall team visited Leeds at the peak of the floods and during the inspection it was discovered that the by-wash channel at Knostrop lock, […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    BAM Nuttall Mott Macdonald Joint Venture, set up to deliver coastal and fluvial works under the WEM (Water and Environment Management) framework, has been awarded a contract valued at £23 million by Leeds City Council, which it procured using the EA’s WEM Framework procurement facility. The aim of the scheme is to provide 1 in […]

  • 7 February 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Senior councilors in Leeds will be asked to approve proposals to proceed with the next phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme at a meeting next week. At its meeting at Civic Hall on Wednesday 13 February, the council’s executive board will discuss a two-step plan which aims to provide Leeds with a one-in-200-year level […]

  • 3 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, the Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, has called on the Government to commit £141 million to support new flood defense works to protect thousands of homes and businesses as well as vital infrastructure across Leeds City Region. Hinchcliffe has written to ministers ahead of Wednesday’s Spending Review asking for financial […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    A leading urban regeneration specialist, with strong links to the North West of England, has been appointed to chair the North West Partnership, announced the Canal and River Trust. Bob Pointing will take on the voluntary leadership role with the charity this month and chair his first bi-monthly partnership meeting in March. “Bob will now lead […]

  • 14 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    Ebsford Environmental has won the Heritage Award at the 2016 Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards for their work on world heritage site Fountains Abbey. The ceremony, held at the New Dock Hall conference venue in Leeds, recognizes the very best companies, collaborations and projects sharing best practice and inspiring others to adopt new and […]

  • 20 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The annual meeting of the Canal and River Trust’s North East Waterway Partnership will take place on November 26, in Castleford, West Yorkshire, from 12.00pm until 2pm. The event will enable people to discuss how, 200 years after they were built, the region’s canals and rivers can contribute to all areas of day-to-day life. Part of the plan, […]