CPC Civils were successfully awarded the Lower Don Valley Flood Defence Project contract in September 2015 and completed works in June 2016. Lower Don Valley was a flood defence scheme in the centre of Sheffield.
The scheme involved increasing the existing flood defence height to ensure protection for up to 1 in 100-year flooding. The project involved constructing 140m of reinforced concrete walls and footings, cladding works in accordance with planning permissions, and increasing the height of the 110-meter-long existing wall by 3 courses.
To ensure delivery of such a complicated project, liaison with all the stakeholders was essential and critical to the success of the scheme.
To ensure protection of the environment and local businesses CPC Civils installed 155m of temporary flood defences on Nursery Street using a Duo Block system. This not only ensured their protection, but minimised any disruption during the construction phase. Furthermore, all plant used on the project was fuelled with ‘Bio Oil’.
In line with the client’s core values, the core workforce employed to undertake the project were based in Sheffield.
Furthermore, a satellite office was set up in Sheffield to support the local work, we are proud to confirm that this has now become a permanent office for CPC Civils.