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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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Welsh Government is making nearly three quarters of a million pounds available to help reduce the risk of flooding to homes and businesses in Little Haven. The funding, announced yesterday by the Welsh Government, will contribute 85% towards the cost of construction of the flood alleviation scheme, a grant value of £729,348 towards the […]

  • 10 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Royal HaskoningDHV’s flood defenses for five locations in Moray have been put to the test following heavy rain across the area. The flood event came just three months after the official opening of the £84 million Elgin scheme, the largest flood alleviation scheme in Scotland and last of five schemes in the Moray Flood Alleviation […]

  • 21 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Work on a new £4.5 million flood alleviation scheme in the Surrey town of Godalming has recently got underway – with the local MP Jeremy Hunt paying a visit to site on 9 November. Situated on the River Wey, Godalming has a long history of flooding, with four notable events in recent years (1968, 1990, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) Awards – which were presented in London on 21 June – recognize projects that have had a major impact in terms of benefiting nature. The Rugeley scheme, carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency, was highly commended in the Best Practice Award for Small […]

  • 18 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    During June and July the Environment Agency and its partners held 5 public events across the Oxford area to update communities on flood work. These events were also set up to offer local communities and residents the opportunity to talk to the technical specialists who are working on the project and to provide them with valuable […]

  • 27 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency will today host a drop in session for residents in Clementhorpe to discuss plans for the £45 million York Flood Alleviation Scheme. Options for the first cell of the new flood defenses (Skeldergate Bridge, along Terry Avenue, past Millennium Bridge) will be on show from 2-8pm at Clementhorpe Community Center in York. After the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Broadland Flood Alleviation project has been honored with an ICE Exceptional Merit Award – the highest level of award, announced yesterday the Institution of Civil Engineers. The Broadland scheme provides long-term flood defenses for rural communities across 30,000-hectares of Norfolk and Suffolk. According to ICE, the project includes over 240 kilometers of floodbank with reused and […]

  • 29 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    In February and March 2020 the Environment Agency held a number of drop-in sessions in north Reading and Lower Caversham regarding the proposed flood alleviation scheme. Due to the escalation in the UK’s response to the coronavirus the the final event scheduled for Friday 20 March was cancelled. At the drop-ins, the Environment Agency shared […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Students from the University of Brighton have paid a last visit to the Clay’s Lake Flood Alleviation Scheme in West Sussex, where works are almost complete. The flood storage reservoir works at Clay’s Lake are being carried out by Mackley working as part of Team Van Oord and on behalf of the Environment Agency. The […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Recently introduced Slough Flood Alleviation Scheme, which includes the creation of flood storage areas and raised flood defenses, has been put out for comment. The Environment Agency and Slough Borough Council are offering local residents, businesses and community groups the chance to comment on potential options for a proposed flood alleviation scheme. The Agency and the Council […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The construction works continue on the Newhaven flood alleviation scheme, which is aimed to reduce the risk of flooding to approximately 430 homes and 390 businesses in and around the East Sussex. According to the Environment Agency, the works on the west bank are complete and the focus is now on the east bank. Area 1: A26 […]

  • 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 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is due to start maintenance work on the Leominster Flood Alleviation Scheme at Osborne Place on 1 October 2013. To ensure public safety, Herefordshire Council has issued a footpath closure notice on behalf of the Environment Agency starting 1 October. The work is expected to take six weeks depending on conditions. The […]