Award for Warrington's new flood defences

Award for Warrington's new flood defences

How the new defences look

First published in News

A £23 million flood defence scheme in Warrington has been crowned Project of the Year at the North West Construction Awards.

The finished scheme will eventually reduce the risk of flooding to more than 2,000 homes and businesses in Warrington from the Mersey.

Mark Garratt, Environment Agency flood and coastal risk manager, said winning Project of the Year is ‘a fantastic endorsement for a community-led project’.

He added: “These awards are testament to our commitment to working in partnership with communities to identify ways of enhancing the local landscape at the same time as reducing flood risk.”

Phase one of the Mersey Warrington Flood Risk Management Scheme, which includes a 1.5km stretch of flood walls and embankments along Knutsford Road in Latchford, has now been complete.

The second phase of construction is underway in Howley, with the third and final phase to be constructed in Woolston, Padgate, Kingsway North, Cinnamon Brow and Latchford East by spring 2015.

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:54am Fri 6 Jun 14

richiepooh says...

Cool, flood defences for all the places not prone to flooding. Maybe they could pay me for the kangaroo invasion defences I implemented 20 years ago and since which we have had no incidents of kangaroo invasions what so ever. Now let's talk about Hawley's lane bridge or the bottom of densham avenue.


Hold on the more I think about this the more insane it gets.
These typical "project manager morons" are patting themselves in the back for a £23m project of the year......for a project they haven't even started yet!
So in addition to the money for my kangaroo defence money. I would also like a Pulitzer for the book I'm going to write. Thanks.
Cool, flood defences for all the places not prone to flooding. Maybe they could pay me for the kangaroo invasion defences I implemented 20 years ago and since which we have had no incidents of kangaroo invasions what so ever. Now let's talk about Hawley's lane bridge or the bottom of densham avenue. Hold on the more I think about this the more insane it gets. These typical "project manager morons" are patting themselves in the back for a £23m project of the year......for a project they haven't even started yet! So in addition to the money for my kangaroo defence money. I would also like a Pulitzer for the book I'm going to write. Thanks. richiepooh
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree