A positive impact on everything we touch
Over 1800 dedicated people nationwide
Providing critical infrastructure for the UK
A positive impact on everything we touch
Over 1800 dedicated people nationwide
Providing critical infrastructure for the UK
Close

Final phase of multi million pound project to protect residents and businesses begins

2nd August 2018

We have officially commenced the final phase of the far-reaching Anlaby and East Ella Flood Alleviation Scheme (AEEFAS) which is expected to run until mid-2020. When complete, the scheme will reduce the risk of flooding for thousands of residents and businesses in the Hull and Haltemprice areas.

Developed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council in partnership with Hull City Council, and the Environment Agency, AEEFAS is designed to reduce the risk of flooding to homes, businesses and regional transport links in the area from a reoccurrence of the devastating flooding that occurred there in 2007, and which affected approximately 11,000 local properties and businesses in Hull and Haltemprice. The scheme is joint funded through Flood Defence Grant in Aid, administered by the Environment Agency and the Local Growth Fund provided by The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership.

The final phase of this project, developed using a cutting edge integrated catchment model, will see the creation of a flow entry structure at Kerry Pit near Westella Valley and a large 115,000 cubic metre flood storage Lagoon located on the site of the old Sydney Smith School in Anlaby. Connecting these will be a new 1.8-metre-wide tunnelled storm culvert that will divert water away from residential areas before reconnecting with the existing Western Drain at Marr Bridge.

Geoff Poyzer, Managing Director, Highways Business Unit , said: “I am delighted we have been awarded the Anlaby and East Ella project, which will further enhance the excellent relationship with our clients, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and their partners Hull City Council and the Environment Agency.”

Reflecting the scale of the project, this final phase will include construction of numerous flow control and outfall structures, as well as a new watercourse, maintenance access roads, highway drainage headwalls and an energy dissipation unit. Furthermore, with existing drain crossings also having been identified as a contributing factor to flooding in the Anlaby and East Ella area, we are also responsible for reconstructing several drain crossings, which will significantly reduce out-of-bank and property flooding in the area. As part of the extensive project, there are also plans for to provide recreational and amenity facilities for local residents on the new Tranby Lagoon site on First Lane in Anlaby.

Chris Davis, Framework Manager, Highways Business Unit said, “This is an extensive and important project; one that when complete will better protect local residents and businesses from the often-devastating effects of flooding.

Other Related Articles

November 2018

Major engineering project set to transform sewage treatment in Jersey

We have secured a £56m design and build project for Growth, Housing and Environment of the States of Jersey (SoJ), to develop a new sewage treatment works at Bellozanne in St Helier. Due for compl...

Read more

November 2018

New nmcn identity launched

We are pleased to finally share with you our new nmcn identity, which gives us one name, one brand and one logo for the whole of our business. Our £700m project pipeline keeps growing, having secu...

Read more

November 2018

nmcn named in £100m Highways England Regional Delivery Partnership

nmcn formerly known as NM Group  have been awarded a place on Highways England's Regional Delivery Partnership to deliver major projects worth up to £100m across the motorway and trunk road network....

Read more