Construction UK Logo For Mobile
Time and date
CONSTRUCTION DIRECTORY
Share this page
Construction News
22/09/2017

New £4.5m Cannington Flood Alleviation Scheme To Open

Construction News Image
A new £4.5 million flood alleviation scheme is to open in Somerset.

The project in Cannington will reduce the risk of flooding for 200 homes in the town.

Chair of the Environment Agency, Emma Howard Boyd, will officially open the development on Wednesday, 27 September.

The scheme involved installing four culverts under the A39 road. Each culvert has a hydrobrake inside, which accept large volumes of water, swirl it to reduce its speed, before releasing it.

hss

The development was delivered through a partnership between the Environment Agency, EDF, Sedgemoor District Council, Somerset Rivers Authority, Wessex Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, Wessex Water and Cannington Parish Council.

Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency, said: "From the recovery after the 2012 flood to the development of this scheme, it's been great to see Cannington's community and the Environment Agency working together in partnership.

"To better protect over 200 properties in Cannington, 45,000 cubic metres of earth was moved. This uncovered some fascinating archaeological discoveries about the history of flooding in Cannington, dating back to the Roman period."

(LM)

Latest Construction News

20/07/2018

Tolent Construction has been appointed to resume redevelopment work on the stalled Vaux site in Sunderland. Work on the former brewery site was halted after contractor Carillion collapsed into liquidation in January. Sunderland City Council's development partners Siglion – which is responsible for
20/07/2018

More than 90 new 'affordable' homes are to be built in Wandsworth, London. Wates Residential has won two new contracts to build 92 houses in the borough by spring 2020. The Shuttleworth Road development will see 71 homes for social rent built as part of the wider Winstanley and York Road Estates r
20/07/2018

Willmott Dixon has won £11.7 million contract to create a new learning hub for Coventry University. The contractor will renovate the former 72,000m2 BT building on Mile Lane into the standards required for education in the 21st century. Once finished, the facility will feature teaching rooms, IT s
20/07/2018

A group of councils is to launch a legal challenge against the Government's approval to build a third £14 billion runway at Heathrow Airport. The coalition of local authorities have formally notified the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, that they intend to seek a judicial review of
20/07/2018

Up to £40 million is to be invested in flood relief schemes across England. Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey confirmed the investment today, 20 July, which will see 13 flood schemes funded to help protect more than 7,000 properties, including over 5,000 homes. In the town of Weymouth, £1.2m is
20/07/2018

Nationwide Platforms is to purchase HSS Hire Group's UK Platforms division for £60.5m. The two companies have entered into a conditional agreement for the deal, which is subject to the approval of shareholders. As part of this transaction, HSS has entered into a long term strategic commercial agre
20/07/2018

Construction work has started on three school projects worth over £33 million in Denbighshire, Wales. A new £5m school building is being developed for Ysgol Carreg Emlyn, Clocaenog, in addition to a new £5.3m building for Ysgol Llanfair. Elsewhere, a new £23m 3-16 Catholic school is being built in
20/07/2018

South African-based business Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO) is to invest in Russells Construction after purchasing a stake in the contractor. WBHO, which last year bought into London concrete frame specialiss Byrne Group, has acquired a 60% holding in Russells Construction for £32.8 million, as w
20/07/2018

Liverpool City Council has pledged to further cut its carbon emissions and become the world's first climate positive city by the end of 2020. The local authority has signed a partnership deal with The Poseidon Foundation to use its integrate the company's blockchain-powered platform into its day to
20/07/2018

A former construction director has been banned for seven years after failing to declare all of his company's sales income. Martin Baker, the sole director of Cradley Heath-based C.J.M Tiling Limited, has been disqualified after HMRC identified the company had under-declared its VAT liabilities by f
IndustrialMachines.netBathe N.I.Environmental Street FurnitureStainless UK LtdElite Precast Concrete LtdEH SmithDistinctive Doors LtdGael Form LtdCraftglaze LtdHG Design
Terms and Conditions