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Bam JV wins £23M Hull flood defence scheme

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A joint venture of Bam Nuttall and Mott MacDonald has been awarded a £23M contract for a major flood defence scheme in Hull.

The job entails designing and constructing new defences along the River Hull, which suffered from severe flooding in 2007 after heavy and prolonged rain.

The construction will utilise combi sheet pile wall, carried out using marine plant. Some 39 existing hard defences will also be upgraded.

The project is part of a £36.5M scheme by the Environment Agency.

“Kingston-upon-Hull at present has safeguards that provide a 1-in-200 year standard of protection,” said Bam Nuttall’s North of England office operations manager Paul Ellis.

“It’s vital that we continue to ensure a good standard of maintenance, while building additional new protection, to stop the city flooding.”

The appointment was through the Environment Agency’s Water and Environment Management (WEM) Framework under a two-stage tendering process.

Work is planned to begin in spring 2017, with planned completion scheduled for autumn 2019.

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