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Broadgate’s £54.7million flood defence project wins ‘considerate constructor’ award

Posted on - 24th May, 2024 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broadgate, Business, Preston News, South Ribble News
Broadgate flood defences near Liverpool Road. Pic: Carl Stein

The Preston and South Ribble Flood Risk Management Scheme (P&SR FRMS) has won a Considerate Constructors Scheme 2024 National Site Award, in recognition of the scheme’s positive delivery.

The P&SR FRMS scheme is a £54.7million project, upgrading 5km of flood defences on the River Ribble, consisting of new glass panel walls and embankments.

Construction began in 2022, when complete the scheme will better protect thousands of homes and businesses from flooding between Broadgate and Higher Walton.

Read more: Broadgate flood defences scheme sees new Ribble viewing platform taking shape

The award was accepted by Environment Agency contractors, VolkerStevin, who are building the project.

Mark Reed from VolkerStevin said: “We’re delighted the scheme has won a CCS National Site Award. It’s the mark of the highest levels of performance in the three areas of the Code of Considerate Practice: Respect the Community, Care for the Environment and Value the Workforce.

Phil Mahon from VolkerStevin with the award

The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) aims to raise standards within the construction industry, committing those registered to follow their Code of Considerate Practice. Encouraging companies to work beyond statutory requirements.

Mark Reed went on to say: “We are making good progress with the scheme. Works are now complete along Broadgate and construction is ongoing along Riverside, where glass panels were recently installed as part of the flood defences. In South Ribble, work on the embankment and revetment is complete, with works on a new flood wall underway.”

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