Morrison Construction selected for £12m flood protection scheme in UK

WCN Editorial Team 25 Aug 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

UK-based Morrison Construction has secured a contract from Angus Council to deliver Arbroath (Brothock Water) Flood Protection Scheme in Scotland, UK.

The £12m flood protection project is designed to reduce the risk of flooding from the Brothock Water, which runs through the coastal town and provide a one in 200-year standard of protection.

The scheme is a national priority project under the Flood Risk Management Strategy. It has been developed by Angus Council in partnership with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

Following a tender evaluation process, Morrison Construction has been chosen to deliver the project, which is funded by the council and the Scottish Government.

Morrison Construction regional director Stephen Slessor said: “Morrison Construction has a strong track record across the Environment sector and we look forward to starting work with the Scottish Government and Angus Council on this important scheme which will deliver long-lasting benefits to the community.”

The project is aimed at holding backflows in the catchment above Arbroath to reduce flows in Brothock Water, safeguarding certain areas of the town that have suffered from flooding in the past and remain at risk from flooding.

Morrison Construction said that it will remove 530 people and their properties from their current level of flood risk, preventing flood damage that averages at £840,000 per annum.

Currently, the company is in a pre-start review of the project to start work soon. The project will take approximately 18 months to complete.

Communities Convener, Cllr Mark Salmond said: “I am delighted that we can confirm the award of the contract to Morrison Construction.

“The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on our lives – at home and at work, and for leisure and industry. No section of our community has been left untouched by this emergency, but it will be good to see these works commencing soon.

“This provides some good news and certainty around the Arbroath Flood Scheme – a project that will undoubtedly have really positive outcomes for a large number of the town’s residents.”

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Morrison Construction selected for £12m flood protection scheme in UK. (Credit: Galliford Try plc.)

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