Wigan Flood Alleviation Scheme Wins ICE Award

CONGRATULATIONS to all involved in the Wigan Flood Alleviation Scheme which fought off stiff competition to win the Large Project Award at the North West Civil Engineering Awards 2013.

According to the ICE’s North West branch report the £11.2 million scheme “stood out for several reasons:  It was well optioneered; it was a non-mechanical sustainable solution ;it highlighted the value of ‘early contractor involvement’ and was constructed by a collaborative team.” The project has helped to protect areas of Central Wigan from flood risk, increasing the flood protection to 1 in 100 years.

The scheme is designed around an upstream storage concept using two large Hydro-Brake® Flow Controls.

For more information about the project click here:Wigan’s Radical Flood Solution

Read about all the award winners :  ICE North West Awards 2013

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