BMM JV signs Leeds flood alleviation deal for £76m

Aaron Morby 5 years ago
Share

Leeds City Council has agreed a £76m price with BAM Nuttall and Mott MacDonald to deliver the next phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme.

BMM completed phase one lifting weir works in 2017
BMM completed phase one lifting weir works in 2017

Now work will start on site before the end of the year. BMM will build linear defences along an 8km stretch of the River Aire upstream of Leeds Station.

Three key areas will get improved defences in step one of phase two of the city flood defence project.

At Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, there will be new protective walls, a new higher bridge to improve water flow and two new control structures on the goit which can close when the river levels become too high.

A new structure will also be built at Kirkstall Abbey in front of Kirkabbey Sluice Gates which will limit the amount of water during high river levels going down the goit channel.

The proposal at Kirkstall Meadows is to transform 2.4 hectares into a wetland habitat and also feature kingfisher banks, otter holts and wetland scrapes for fish. A new flood embankment will reduce flood risk to the adjacent railway line.

Landscaping works will also be carried out to benefit the environment and wildlife, and to improve access to amenities. This will include two new bridges, improvements to footpaths and new natural areas.

Talks are continuing over securing the required funding needed to complete the £112m next element of the phase two scheme.

This will lift the whole scheme up from a one-in-100 year event to a one-in-200-year level of protection.

The £50m phase one of the scheme, featuring moveable weir technology to protect Leeds city centre and downstream to Woodlesford, was completed in 2017.

BAM Nuttall CEO Steve Fox said: “Our teams at BAM Nuttall and Mott MacDonald are proud to be awarded the contract for the second phase of Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme, building on our strong partnership with Leeds City Council and the Environment Agency.”

Calverley attenuation area: New flood storage area and control structure.

Once the further funding has been secured and planning approval received for it, step two of the two-step approach would see the creation of a flood storage area near Calverley, with moveable weir technology used to allow water to be stored and then be released slowly back into the river in a controlled way.

Carrying out the second step would reduce the risk of flooding along the 20km stretch of the River Aire from the outer ring road to the west of the city, through the city centre and past Stourton.

Latest project news

Galliford Try to upgrade Red Arrows base

Contractor seals quartet of RAF base upgrades
6 months ago

Galliford Try bags £87m Brent Cross build to rent job

Firm picks up another three blocks at Argent's North London £8bn regeneration scheme
7 months ago

Balfour starts £67m Edinburgh school campus

Passivhaus certified campus buildings will replace Liberton High School
7 months ago

Red wins Bristol retirement village £14m expansion

44 extra care flats to be built at former Frys chocolate factory
7 months ago

Caddick bags UK’s largest fertiliser plant job

Yorkshire contractor seals £28m contract for new plant in Yorkshire
7 months ago

Mace wins concrete bunkers for world’s most powerful laser

Firm will build two 7m tall bunkers with 2m thick radiation resistant concrete walls
8 months ago

Robertson to deliver £20m Alloa Wellbeing Hub and school

Design work will now start on Wellbeing Hub and Lochies primary school
8 months ago

Green light for Canada Water next phase of 380 homes

Zone G plan includes major resi tower, supermarket and park
8 months ago

Mace to start £230m Landsec London office job

Timber Square project will pioneer a hybrid cross laminate timber and steel superstructure
8 months ago

British Land multi-storey logistics hub approved

London urban last-mile logistics hub pipeline hits £1.3bn
8 months ago

£350m Birmingham triple tower scheme approved

Vast curving Ringway Centre to be demolished for 1,750 flats development
8 months ago

Midgard lands £245m Tottenham Hale towers

Three towers of up to 38 storeys complete north London regeneration scheme
8 months ago

Go-ahead for Wates £35m Hartlepool leisure centre job

Work on the Highlight waterfront centre to start in November
8 months ago

Green light for 690-home Birmingham Smithfield scheme

Prosperity Group plans to start work in Autumn next year on major Smithfield scheme
8 months ago

Go-ahead for 289 homes next to Saltaire World Heritage site

Ambitious plan to demolish a vacant Bradford office complex for new residential quarter
8 months ago

Plans in for 800-bed Leeds student and retail scheme

Major scheme will replace The Core shopping centre in the city
8 months ago

McAleer & Rushe awarded £60m Barking flats job

Work to start in November on near 200 rental homes project
8 months ago

ISG clinches £155m Cat D prison expansion

Firm to deliver 780 new places at three existing prison locations
8 months ago

27-storey Salford student tower approved

540-bed student block to be built on former site of McDonalds' regional HQ
8 months ago

Morgan Sindall £48m Dumfries school job approved

Building work to start before the end of 2023
8 months ago

Bouygues/Murphy JV tipped for £2.3bn Thames tunnel job

Frontrunner emerges for Lower Thames Crossing 4.2km tunnel job
8 months ago

Vinci/McAlpine JV to start £105m NHS rehabilitation centre

Treasury clears New Hospital Programme job to start main construction
8 months ago

Three giant lab buildings approved at £700m Oxford R&D district

Phase 2 Oxford North office and lab buildings to deliver 460,000 sq ft of space
8 months ago

RG Group to build tallest student block in the world

Contractor confirmed on 45-storey tower in Leeds
8 months ago

Vinci wins major St Helens town centre revamp

£90m first phase includes new market hall, 120-bed hotel and over 60 flats
8 months ago

Work to start this year on Manchester £250m spa resort

Developer Therme gets green light for re-engineered 28-acre Trafford complex
8 months ago

Barhale JV sign-off for £18m Dewsbury sewage works upgrade

Project forms part of Yorkshire Water’s £500m investment in Phosphorous removal
8 months ago

Murphy seals main build on £124m Essex station

Contractor lands main contract after successful start on enabling works package
8 months ago

GMI lands latest £42m phase of lab cluster

Citylabs life sciences complex in Manchester continues to grow
8 months ago

Green light for Canada Water commercial scheme

Twin-tower scheme will offer "a new type of office for London"
8 months ago

Contractor services