ICE West Midlands annual awards: Award for Burton upon Trent’s Flood Risk Management Scheme

Burton upon Trent’s Flood Risk Management Scheme (Phase 2) won the Judges’ Award at the annual ICE West Midlands Awards ceremony, held online on Thursday, 6 May 2021. The scheme mitigates flooding in key areas of the town and has increased the level of flood protection for more than 5,500 residential and commercial properties. This now provides Burton upon Trent with a consistent level of flood protection and will continue to do so for the next 100 years. The entry was submitted by the Environment Agency, Galliford Try and Binnies joint venture, AECOM, Arcadis, and Turner & Townsend.

The River Trent runs through the heart of Burton upon Trent and the town’s history and growth are fundamentally linked to the river. The judges recognised the project as an exemplary showcase of what civil engineering is all about: creating a legacy that will make a visible difference to people’s lives.

The scheme consists of approximately 4 km of reinforced walls and embankments, built using innovative engineering and construction methods. There have also been significant upgrades to various assets, including a pumping station and a substantial length of culvert. A positive project-team culture that focused on the delivery of results meant the team achieved its targets and delivered on time and on budget.

Andries Bentley, Design Project Manager for the Galliford Binnies joint venture for this project, commented, “We are thrilled to have won this award and it is testament to the hard work and dedication of our professionals who have made this project a huge success.”

To find out more about this project and the flood risk management services that Binnies provides, please contact Andries Bentley, Flood, Coast & Maritime Regional Delivery Director (North).