The BAM Nuttall-Mott Macdonald Joint Venture has won a £23 million contract of the city of Leeds for the construction of flood defences. The defences will protect 3,000 homes and 500 businesses in Leeds against a one in 75 year flood. The project is expected to in the first quarter of 2017.
Mott MacDonald, a management, engineering and development consulting firm, and BAM Nuttall, a construction and civil engineering company, have set up a joint venture, the BAM Nuttall-Mott Macdonald Joint Venture, that has been awarded a contract by the City Council of Leeds for the construction of flood defences. The contract is estimated to be worth £23 million.
Under the contract, the joint venture will provide the city of Leeds with 1 in 75 year flood protection with works extending for 4.3km, running from the railway station to the Knostrop dam. The contract includes the replacements of fixed dams with flexible dams, the removal of an island at Knostrop Cut, to allow the river and the canal to merge, the building linear flood defences in the form of walls, and hard landscaping in the centre of Leeds.
The efforts will assist the water flow in flood conditions, and provide more than 3,000 homes and 500 businesses in Leeds with protection against flood events from the River Aire and Hol Beck, that have a one in 75 year occurrence rate. The project is expected to be completed in March 2017.