Binnies to deliver river restoration programme on behalf of Anglian Water

Anglian Water has selected Binnies to help it deliver a programme of river restoration schemes at selected locations across the East of England.

Anglian Water plans to invest over £7 million across 16 separate schemes, all designed to restore unique river habitats to improve ecology and biodiversity. Binnies is one of three environmental businesses on the framework that will deliver the work alongside the wider, established, Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) partnerships. Planning for the work will begin this autumn, with construction beginning next year.

Water Resources Environment Manager for Anglian Water, Martin Bowes, said, “The aim of these schemes is to reinstate the natural processes in the rivers that have been lost through historical river management and modification. The work will reinstall meanders, riffles, and gravel into the river beds, creating variation in river flows and protection against erosion. By changing the river’s shape – narrowing or shallowing some parts, we can increase habitat diversity and allow the river to function more how nature intended it to, and as importantly, without increasing the risk of flooding to local amenities, businesses or homes.”

Binnies has been appointed Primary Contractor on lot 2, which covers the Little Ouse and Thetford and Wissey catchments.

Scott Aitken, Managing Director for Binnies said: “Binnies and our RSK group sister company Salix are delighted to be partnering with Anglian Water and the CaBa partners on these important environmental projects which bring multiple benefits to our habitats, local communities and to the customers of Anglian Water.”

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