Working on behalf of Dundee City Council, we installed vital flood defences to the Dundee Waterfront area between Camperdown Dock and Dundee Airport. A new, set-back, flood defence wall and flood gates were installed using a variety of materials including reinforced concrete and natural stone.
The defences reduce the risk of flooding and provide peace of mind for residents and businesses that properties and infrastructure adjacent to the area will be at a lower risk of flooding in the future.
The scheme, which was procured via the SCAPE Scotland Civil Engineering framework, produced many benefits to the local community. We actively supported the development of young people through apprenticeships and work experience placements to encourage people to join our industry.
In addition to the main scope of works to construct new flood defences, several areas along the length of the route were enhanced to create more appealing and useable public spaces for vehicles users, pedestrians and cyclists.
The new flood protection scheme stretches from Camperdown Dock to the Tay Road Bridge and from Discovery Point to the Dundee University playing fields. Throughout the works, the most significant challenge, other than the weather conditions, was the interface with the public. Pedestrian, cyclist and vehicle management were closely co-ordinated with the council to ensure issues were reviewed, mitigated and resolved positively.