Regional award for Ponteland flood scheme

The £2.7million Ponteland Flood Alleviation Scheme, which was completed last year, has received a prestigious civil engineering accolade.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 19th April 2022, 1:00 pm
Those involved with the Ponteland Flood Alleviation Scheme receive the Robert Stephenson Award.
Those involved with the Ponteland Flood Alleviation Scheme receive the Robert Stephenson Award.

During the Institution of Civil Engineers North East ceremony, it was announced that the Ponteland project, delivered by Arup and BAM Nuttall for the Environment Agency, had won the medium category Robert Stephenson Award.

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The works involved the replacement of a 189m stretch of flood defences – existing walls and embankments along the River Pont with minimum residual life remaining.

The defences were replaced with a 10.5m deep sheet pile wall, encapsulated with a reinforced concrete wall, using an imprinted finish.