BAM Nuttall JV starts latest phase of £42m flood scheme

Grant Prior 4 years ago
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Construction work has started on the latest phase of a £42m tidal flood defence scheme in Hull.

Victoria Pier, where work has begun as part of the £42 million Humber Hull Frontage Flood Defence Improvements Scheme
Victoria Pier, where work has begun as part of the £42 million Humber Hull Frontage Flood Defence Improvements Scheme

Contractor BMM-JV – a joint venture between BAM Nuttall and Mott MacDonald – is now working at the city’s historic estuary frontage.

The critical scheme is essential to maintaining and improving Hull’s flood defences and is being carried out in accordance with government guidelines for safe working due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

In the coming weeks, a new steel sheet-pile wall will be built 2.5 metres into the estuary, in front of the existing edge of Victoria Pier.

This will shore up the quayside area as the existing piles need to be replaced and a new concrete flood defence wall built on top of the new structure.

A raised promenade will be created behind the new wall, which will include glazed panels, to maintain views of the estuary.

The work is taking place as part of the Environment Agency’s £42m Humber Hull Frontage flood defence improvement scheme which will reduce the risk of tidal flooding to 113,000 properties.

Building work is under way at a number of locations across the city, including St Andrew’s Quay retail park, St Andrew’s Dock, Albert Dock and Victoria Dock Village.

Project manager Helen Tattersdale, of the Environment Agency, said: “We’re thrilled with the progress made so far on this vital scheme and very pleased to be starting work on the Victoria Pier section this month.

“In line with government advice, we are continuing to deliver all of our flood and risk management projects where it is safe for our teams and delivery partners to do so.

“We are following the latest guidance from Public Health England regarding safe working on construction sites.

“The safety of our staff, partners and the communities we work in remains a priority for us.”

Councillor Mike Thompson, portfolio holder for neighbourhoods, communities and environment at Hull City Council, said: “Work to Hull’s flood defences is absolutely crucial, considering the challenges posed to our city.

“Protecting residents’ homes and businesses is a huge priority for the local authority and its partners, and we welcome the start of these works.”

All sections of the Humber Hull Frontages flood defence improvements scheme are expected to be completed in spring next year.

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