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Joint venture to create 3km of flood defences in Derby

A scheme to manage flood risk in the centre of Derby has been awarded to GBV, a joint venture between Galliford Try and Black & Veatch.

Derby City Council has awarded the £11.7M design and build package to GBV. The project is part of Derby’s £90M Our City Our River scheme and aims to combine flood management with urban regeneration. It means a 3km stretch of city centre could be regenerated after the introduction of flood protection. Part of the scheme will be paid for through partnership funding with developers.


Adequate flood defences are a crucial part of regeneration for Derby

“Our City Our River is essentially a complex series of sites which need to be considered as a single co-ordinated scheme,” said GBV director Matthew Nott. As existing defences come to the end of their life, the approach in Derby is to realign defences away from the river to make space for water. This enhances the river’s biodiversity and contributes to the delivery of Water Framework Directive objectives.”


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