Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been awarded a £14 million contract by Perth and Kinross Council to deliver the second phase of the Almond Bank Flood Defence Scheme. The contract was awarded under the Scape Group’s National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Framework.
As part of the works, Balfour Beatty will deliver a series of flood defences along the River Almond and construct a temporary flood storage unit.
Hector Macaulay, Balfour Beatty Regional Managing Director, Scotland, said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded yet another contract by Perth & Kinross Council through the Scape civil engineering and infrastructure framework.
“The framework enables the Council to save time in procuring the scheme and gain our input into its design. With over 20 years’ experience in leading extremely challenging flood and coastal defence schemes, and 13 projects in our current armour, we will apply this knowledge and innovation to deliver an efficient scheme which supports the local economy and first and foremost, protects resident’s homes and businesses.”
Mark Robinson, Scape Group Chief Executive, adds: "Through our National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Framework, Balfour Beatty's invaluable expertise and experience in creating flood defence schemes will be deployed to help Perth & Kinross Council tackle a critical issue. The framework will not only ensure the project is delivered on time, to budget and to the highest possible standard, but that it creates a ripple effect of benefits for the local community, for example, local job and apprenticeship creation and collaboration with local businesses as part of the supply chain.
"We have all witnessed the damage flooding can do to the area, so we look forward to seeing the impact the project will have, not only in providing wide-ranging protection from damage, but on the local economy as businesses become less at risk."
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