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  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency has just released a video showing the route of the proposed Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme. The video shows the route of the proposed Oxford Scheme, with cross-sections showing how the scheme could look in the 4 different areas. The scheme will work by making better use of the undeveloped floodplain. It will […]

  • 12 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard recently visited East Belfast to view progress on a £12 million Flood Alleviation scheme in the area. 269 properties adjacent to Orangefield Park and Victoria Park have already benefited from upgrading works to provide an increased level of flood protection, costing around £1.7 million. Other parts of the scheme are ongoing and […]

  • 26 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Works continue on the Newhaven flood alleviation scheme with the contractor Arcadis completing ground investigation works on the ‘West Bank’. The ground works, which started on August 8th 2016, involved drilling boreholes and trial pits to check ground conditions at the ‘West Bank’. Latest developments on this £17 million scheme also include planning permission that was granted by Lewes […]

  • 4 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Environment Agency continues work to reduce the risk of flooding from Lustrum Beck in Stockton. A new flood wall along the beck at Bedford Street, which started in May, is almost complete, while the new lifting screen at the culvert at Primrose Hill is now operational. Work is progressing ahead of schedule on the improved […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency is working in partnership to develop proposals to reduce flood risk in Oxford. Investigations have confirmed that a flood relief channel will bring significant flood relief benefits to Oxford. The Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme project team have developed a series of options to construct new channels or enlarge existing channels in the western […]

  • 17 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency announced today that the Newhaven flood alleviation scheme business case has been approved by its directors. This allows the Environment Agency to start on the next stage of work which will involve the recruitment of contractors to produce detailed design drawings for the new flood defenses throughout Newhaven. The Environment Agency has recently […]

  • 10 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency, in partnership with Lewes District Council, is developing a scheme to reduce flood risk from the sea and the river along the Ouse valley. The scheme will reduce the risk of flooding to 431 homes and 387 businesses in and around the East Sussex town of Newhaven. The Newhaven flood alleviation project will […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 20 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has just announced that the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme is open for consultation. A 6-week public consultation period began on Tuesday, 19 January, and will stay open until 1 March 2016. Five drop-in events will be held across Oxford to give local communities the opportunity to have their say on the future of the flood risk in Oxford. The […]

  • 13 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Tuesday, 19 January, will mark the start of a 6-week public consultation on the proposed Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme that will reduce the risk of flooding to over 1,000 properties. Five drop-in events will be held across Oxford to give local communities the opportunity to have their say on the future of the flood risk […]