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  • 12 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Lessons learnt from last winter’s floods have helped build a new approach so the nation is better prepared and more resilient to flooding, according to the UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Improved rain and flood modelling, a significant increase in new temporary flood defenses and greater protection to infrastructure were all outlined […]

  • 22 July 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The Environment Agency has started works to repair a 40 metre slip on a flood defence embankment in Doncaster, which was damaged by last November’s floods. The £1.6 million works at Wheatley Park are expected to be complete by August and are part of an overall £32 million package of repair works across Yorkshire. According […]

  • 5 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    A flood defense scheme in Somerset, carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency, has been recognized in two national awards schemes. The Cannington Flood Defense Scheme, completed earlier this year, has been awarded a 2017 Green Apple Environment Award and is shortlisted in the 2017 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards. The […]

  • 18 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Adur Tidal Walls Scheme that will significantly reduce flood risk to over 2,300 properties in Shoreham-by-Sea and Lancing has taken a step towards completion, reports the Environment Agency. Work at Reach E3 of the Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls Scheme is now complete, and the northern section of the Downs Links and Lower Beach Road re-opened […]

  • 3 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    A flood prevention scheme in Somerset, which opened during autumn 2017, has been called into action three times in recent weeks, Team Van Oord (TVO) said in their latest announcement.  A new 2km-long flood alleviation channel, created as part of the Cannington Flood Defense Scheme, operated three times over the festive period – including Christmas […]

  • 31 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is holding a public drop-in on Saturday, April 16th 2016, to provide more information about how they plan to reduce flood risk by upgrading defenses in Totnes. By using the existing flood defenses the Environment Agency aims to carry out the improvements in a cost effective way which minimizes disruption in the town […]

  • 17 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency submitted a planning application to Exeter City Council last month for the next phase of the Exeter flood defense scheme. Phase 2 of the scheme includes intermittent defenses on both sides of the River Exe, from Cowley Bridge in the north to Countess Wear, Bridge Road in the south. The scheme will reduce […]

  • 4 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Prime Minister David Cameron announced a package of more than £40m yesterday to rebuild and improve flood defenses in the aftermath of Storm Eva. “I have seen at first-hand the devastation caused by flooding. And that’s why this work to repair and improve flood defenses is so vital,” Cameron said. “We are already spending £280m […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Another step has been made towards improving Barnstaple’s flood defenses. At the last week’s meeting of North Devon Council’s Executive, members considered how best to take forward the findings and options of the Barnstaple Flood Defense Improvements Study. The study aims to improve flood defenses in the town over the next 60 to 100 years. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Following public consultation with residents, North Lincolnshire Council is ready to press ahead with a £13.3m flood defense scheme to protect towns and villages on both sides of the Trent, according to the council’s latest announcement. The building contract for the Trent flood defenses has been awarded to VBA Joint Venture (VolkerStevin) who will start […]

  • 3 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Port of Amsterdam today released an update on the new sea lock project at IJmuiden, the Netherlands. This month, OpenIJ will start with installing reinforcement steel for the floor of the outer lock head (number 1 in the picture). This is preparatory work for the pouring of concrete for the floor after which the […]

  • 7 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency and West Dorset District Council have partnered up to work on new multi-million pound sea defenses at West Bay, Bridport, West Dorset. West Dorset District Council Planning Committee last month unanimously approved the proposal to install new sea defenses at East Beach and West Beach. The beach defenses protect 148 residential properties, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 December 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency has started construction works on the Arundel tidal defense scheme (ATDS). According to the EA, construction of the new flood defense at River Road and Tarrant Wharf, and work to strengthen the river wall along Fitzalan Road, started in November 2019. This work will continue to February 2020 (Fitzalan Road/Tarrant Wharf) and […]

  • 12 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    A £3 million sea defense scheme, reducing the risk of flood and coastal erosion to nearly 260 seafront properties in Porthcawl, Wales, has been officially opened by Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths yesterday. The new structure is made up of 5 interlocking pre-cast concrete sections in the form of a terrace, […]

  • 12 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Construction work is set to start on coastal risk management works as part of a £150 million program of investment over three years across Wales, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths announced today. The Coastal Risk Management Program allocates funding for schemes to reduce risk to over 18,000 properties through projects to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Work is well underway on the second phase of the £27 million Ouse Washes flood defense scheme, according to the civil engineering firm Jackson. This £27 million project involves raising the Middle Level Barrier Bank from Earith to the Welmore Lake Sluice just past Welney, and will take four summers to complete. The works will see […]

  • 25 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    A multi-million pound flood defense scheme that will reduce the risk of flooding to homes and businesses in Skipton has been officially opened, according to the Environment Agency. The £17.8 million project, led by the EA, helps to protect 378 homes and 165 businesses in the town center from flooding from Eller Beck and Waller […]

  • 27 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Burton-upon-Trent residents will have a chance to learn more about the benefits of the Environment Agency’s multi-million pound flood scheme improvement work at a series of drop-in sessions next month. The planned works to the town’s flood defenses will see upgrades to the 9km of existing defenses that already protect more than 7,000 homes and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    VBA, a joint venture between VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business, has been awarded a £2m project by Cumbria County Council with additional funding from the Environment Agency, the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee and Keswick Flood Action Group, to help protect properties in the Penrith Road and Ambleside area of Keswick from flooding. […]

  • 14 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Jackson recently completed works on a £1.3 million flood defense scheme in Cleethorpes aimed to protect hundreds of homes and businesses on behalf of the North East Lincolnshire Council. Work to replace the existing timber groyne started on Monday, April 24th 2017. The old groyne was replaced with a Y shaped groyne, made from rocks, which […]

  • 13 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    On 9 July 2017, visitors to Burton’s famous regatta had an opportunity to find out about the planned £17 million improvement works to the town’s flood defenses, the Environment Agency said in its latest release.  Staff from the agency were at the event to discuss the scheme and also spread awareness about being more flood resilient. […]

  • 9 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Working on behalf of the Environment Agency, Team Van Oord (TVO) is making excellent progress on a £2.4 million flood prevention scheme in Birmingham. The scheme at Selly Park South is one of four currently being carried out by TVO in the West Midlands – the others are in the town of Rugeley in Staffordshire, […]