Balfour Beatty is at the heart of efforts to ensure that water supplies and waste water are better managed and that communities and economies are protected from the effects of flooding.
Networks, metering, treatment facilities and supply
Our operations cover the whole lifecycle of networks, including clean and waste water mains, metering, treatment facilities and other essential infrastructure. Working closely with the supply chain, we employ industry-leading approaches like BIM and offsite construction to bring cost and time efficiencies to projects.
We also provide reactive and planned maintenance, and upgrades on non-infrastructure assets across the UK.
Coastal and flood prevention
Balfour Beatty has been active in the flood and coastal sector for over 20 years. In this time, we have done more than 70 schemes across the country, including in Scotland and Wales.
This amounts to more than £0.6bn of work with many of the key customers in the sector, including the Environment Agency and local councils.
We're currently working on coastal defences in Blackpool, Redcar, Dymchurch, Selsey, Weston-Super-Mare and on the north Wales coast. These schemes include hard defences, such as concrete and rock armour and softer defences including beach nourishment and recycling. We have also constructed flood reservoirs and flood embankments, some of which were for compensatory habitats in the Humber Estuary.
With experience on the coast, we have become the experts and are far ahead of any other contractor. Indeed, our pre-cast concrete in second to none and we are known in the industry for this.
We operate the only PPP coastal project in the world at Pevensey, which will be funded by Defra for another 10 years and we have had a continuous period of work on the Fylde coast for 15 years. In this time, we have built coastal seawalls for Blackpool and Wyre Councils valued at more than £150m and skilled-up a number of local employees as well as our own graduates.
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Coastal protection in Yorkshire using the 'Mule'
Graham Dewe explains the use of our unique Mule (Mobile Unit Lifting Equipment) to construct concrete coastal defences in Whitby,Yorkshire. Subtitles available. #expertengineers