Birse Civils wins £5.1m flood risk management contract

Balfour Beatty company Birse Civils has won a £5.1m Environment Agency (EA) contract to build a flood risk management scheme in Derbyshire to protect more than 1,600 residential and commercial properties in the villages of Scropton, Hatton, Tutbury and Egginton.

The works for the Lower Dove Flood Risk Management Scheme are concentrated on the Lower River Dove and include the raising of existing flood embankments and highways, as well as the building of flow-control structures, flood embankments and flood walls.