Tag: flood defence

Riverside residents urged to sign up for flood warnings

Many of the longstanding residents of Leeds Riverside will remember Boxing Day 2015. The river Aire burst its banks; causing a huge amount of damage to both businesses and residential properties. The community effort which followed was remarkable. Volunteers helped clear the streets with Council staff and others, and residents

£50million flood defence scheme opens in Leeds

A £50million flood alleviation scheme in Leeds which uses moveable weir technology – a first for flood risk reduction in the UK – has opened today (4 October 2017). The first phase of the award-winning Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme not only uses state-of-the-art flood defence engineering techniques but is one

BAM Nuttall donates bikes to The Works charity appeal

BAM Nuttall, the leading civil engineering contractor, has donated five bicycles to local charity The Works. The BAM Nuttall team working on Phase 1 of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme gave the bikes to the Hunslet-based charity, who repair second-hand bikes before giving them as Christmas presents to children from