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Morrison awarded Scottish flood defence scheme

Morrison Construction has been picked to build a flood defence scheme in Brechin, Scotland.

Work on the £16M scheme will start next month and is scheduled for completion by March 2016. The client is Angus Council.

The work involves construction of direct river defences and a surface water drainage system.

The direct river defences include a mixture of grassed embankments and reinforced concrete walls along the north bank of the River South Esk. A concrete seepage barrier will be installed beneath the embankments and walls.

The surface water drainage system involves replacing an existing culverted watercourse with a pressurised culvert, and upgrading existing roads drainage within the carriageway. A number of new road gulleys and kerb drains will be required.

Three submerged pump stations and associated drainage to outfalls and control kiosks will also be constructed, plus a number of headwall structures along the banks of the river.

Brechin has a long history of being affected by flooding from the River South Esk, which broke its banks earlier this week.

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