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  • 29 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency will hold a public drop in session on Thursday, September 8th 2016, for the local community to find out more about the Marlow flood alleviation scheme and the advanced works that will be starting in September 2016. The drop-in session will be held between 4pm and 7.30pm at the Liston Hall in Marlow. The […]

  • 3 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has just reported that the £7 million Northwich Flood Alleviation scheme was officially opened last Friday, June 30. Cheshire West and Chester Council Leader Samantha Dixon, Jane Myerscough-Illidge Mayor of Northwich and officials from the Environment Agency were in the town for the official launch. The scheme is made up of 1.7km of […]

  • 17 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    McLaughlin & Harvey has begun works on the second phase of the Water of Leith flood alleviation scheme in Edinburgh, UK. Design and build works include construction of piled structural walls and earth embankments, approximately 1,500m and 600m respectively, associated flood gates, and the provision of pumping stations to assist with drainage on the dry side of the […]

  • 4 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency and their partners are working together to develop a flood alleviation scheme to reduce flood risk to properties, transport links and infrastructure in Oxford. The scheme will involve lowering parts of the floodplain and widening some of the existing rivers and streams that run through it, to increase capacity for flood water […]

  • 4 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    A ceremony has taken place in Elgin to mark the official opening of the flood alleviation scheme designed by Royal HaskoningDHV. The scheme has been 13 years in the making, is the largest of the five schemes in the Moray framework and the last to be completed. Scotland’s largest flood alleviation scheme has been officially […]

  • 16 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Ground investigations to determine the design and route of Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme’s proposed flood relief channel began this week. Specialist contractors started work on digging 130 boreholes and trial pits yesterday on land between Oxford’s Botley Road and Sandford in Kennington, the 2 points where the channel will leave and re-enter the River Thames. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency, together with its partners, is working on a project that will reduce the risk of flooding directly from the river (fluvial) and indirectly from overwhelmed surcharged local drainage systems in Guildford town center. According to the EA, the design of the scheme is at an early stage of option selection but investigations have […]

  • 11 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    Work has started on site on a £2.5 million project which will help protect around 100 homes and businesses in a South Tyneside community from flooding. Monkton flood alleviation scheme will also see a section of the Bede Burn running underground opened up – known as ‘daylighting’ – and green space created for the community […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Over 6 days, from 23 June to 3 July, the Environment Agency and its partners are running a series of ‘drop-in’ sessions at various locations in and around Oxford to explain how they plan to reduce the risk of flooding in the city. A key aim of the sessions is to make sure that everyone has […]

  • 1 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is holding a public drop-in session at Calstock next week to explain how potential works could reduce flood risk to local homes and businesses, and benefit the environment. According to EA, the current embankment by the River Tamar which protects Calstock from flooding is in poor condition and needs replacing. Dan Boswell of […]

  • 20 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Environment Agency announced recently that it is putting finishing touches to the Horncastle flood alleviation scheme. The long-awaited Horncastle flood storage reservoir can now be used to reduce flood risk to hundreds of local homes and businesses, reported the EA. Although there is still some work to complete on-site, the reservoir is finished enough that […]

  • 26 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency is about to launch an online public consultation into the detailed design of the Oxford flood alleviation scheme. According to the report, the EA is calling on communities to have their say on benefits and features that will make up the £120 million project to reduce flood risk to all homes and businesses […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Highland Council and Pitmain Estate announced today that the final phase of the work to construct the Kingussie Flood Alleviation Channel is now underway. The jointly-funded project between the Council and Pitmain Estate is located on the estate’s land above the village of Kingussie. McGowan Ltd. of Aviemore carried out phase 1 of the construction in June and July. This phase saw the formation of a section of the diversion channel between the Allt Mor and Loch Gynack. […]

  • 13 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Northumbria Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (NRFCC) has launched its business plan for 2016/17, which will include more than £24 million for work at Blyth, Killingworth, Hartlepool Headland Walls and Greatham South. It also announced in its 2015/16 annual report that it’s overseen 125 projects costing £27 million over the past year. The upcoming […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Work has started on a flood alleviation scheme to protect residents and businesses in Llanberis, Gwynedd, after £1.3 million of grant funding was approved by the Welsh Government. Environment Minister, Hannah Blythyn, announced the funding during a visit to the area to see the work already underway through the scheme, which will reduce the risk […]

  • 23 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Surrey County Council’s cabinet is set to agree £270 million of funding for long term flood risk management work across Surrey to protect homes and roads. That includes a contribution to the River Thames Scheme, which will reduce flood risk to 15,000 properties and tens of thousands of people living and working near the Thames. […]

  • 4 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has just announced that the multi-million pound Lustrum Beck Flood Alleviation Scheme in Stockton-on-Tees has been officially opened. The EA and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council have worked together on the £3 million award-winning scheme, which included replacing Londonderry Bridge and building new flood walls along the beck. An official opening event on 26 July […]

  • 23 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency today released an update on the Marlow flood alleviation scheme. The Marlow scheme will reduce the impact of flooding to 287 properties during a flood with a 1.33% annual probability of flooding (also known as a 1 in 75 year standard of protection). The design of the scheme includes construction of raised walls […]

  • 10 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is proposing a £17.7 million Lewisham and Catford flood alleviation scheme to help manage the risk of flooding to approximately 990 homes. Flooding from the River Ravensbourne has been recorded in the Lewisham and Catford area since 1809. The last major flood was in September 1968 where heavy rainfall caused the river to […]

  • 29 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    New £1.4 million Beaumaris Flood Alleviation Scheme was officially opened by the Minister for Natural Resources, Carl Sargeant, last week. Funded by the Welsh Government (£907,000), European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) (£333,000) and the Isle of Anglesey County Council (£160,000), the scheme has seen a new sea wall built near Beaumaris Green and re-construction of the […]

  • 17 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A delegation of senior managers from the Environment Agency last week enjoyed an ‘informative’ site visit to a flood alleviation scheme being delivered by Team Van Oord. The EA party, which included the Agency’s new Chief Executive, Sir James Bevan, visited the site, near Pease Pottage on Tuesday, 7 June. The flood prevention works being carried […]

  • 24 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Work starts today on a £22 million flood alleviation scheme for the East Riding and Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire Council said in its latest release. The three-year scheme, costing £22 million, will be delivered in three phases. The first phase of the scheme will be undertaken by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s contractor, […]

  • 13 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Two long-awaited flood alleviation schemes in Louth and Horncastle, to help manage the flow of the river Lud and River Bain at high times, were launched on Tuesday 11th August. Both schemes are being completed by VBA; a joint venture comprising of VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins and form part of the Environment Agency’s Water […]

  • 19 June 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    BAM Nuttall Ltd has just announced that work is back on track to improve flood protection in a section of the York Flood Alleviation Scheme. According to the release, construction work is starting again to improve flood defences in the Lower Bootham area in a bid to help better protect 134 properties. The flood alleviation […]

  • 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 […]