Project Update: UK Flood Defence


Costing in the region of £50 million, Phase 1 of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme is one of the largest river flood defence schemes in the country. It comprises of major construction work along the River Aire in the city centre and Holbeck extending a distance of more than 4.5km between Leeds train station and Thwaite Mills.

The scheme includes the installation of innovative, movable weirs which can be lowered in flood conditions to reduce river levels and the threat of flooding. This is the first time that movable weirs have been installed in the UK for flood defence purposes.

We have placed a number of roles on this project and for more information, talk to Sean Furlong 


Work has recently begun on the £3.8million scheme to reduce the risk of flooding to over 400 residential and commercial properties in Totnes. The Exeter Flood Defence scheme will reduce flood risk to 3,200 homes and businesses in the city and when complete, the £14m Dawlish defence project will help to reduce the risk of flooding to nearly 2,900 properties, the main railway line and roads around the inner estuary.

The schemes involve improving existing flood defences with new measures including construction of new flood walls, gates, demountable weirs and raising a number of slipways.


Over £68 million has been put aside for flood alleviation in Gloucestershire since 2007 and works are now underway on the scheme in Whaddon to protect over 1000 properties.

We have worked with our client on recruiting Section and Site Engineers for the Devon project and a freelance Site Agent to place in Gloucestershire. Chat to Steve Castle to find out more.

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