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Pumping stations

Foss Barrier

Project: Foss Barrier

Location: City of York

Value band: £20m-30m

Client: Environment Agency

Awards: British Construction Industry Awards - Winner - Temporary Works Initiative of the Year (Civil Engineering)

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Severe floods in York caused major damage to the Foss Barrier Pumping Station. Our solution was two-fold: involvement in the emergency response and then delivery of the high-profile permanent works, including the installation of new pumps and an extension to the existing building that houses critical MEICA equipment.


The project scooped a prestigious British Construction Industry Award for its approach to temporary works.

Bentley Ings

Project: Bentley Ings :Pumping Station Refurbishment

Location: Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Value band: £5m-10m

Client: Environment Agency

Awards: International Green Apple Awards - Gold Winner - Climate Change


Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Yorkshire & Humber - Centenary Award - Certificate of Excellence 

Flood & Coast Awards - Asset Management Excellence - Winner

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Low carbon refurbishments have improved the resilience of Bentley Ings Pumping Station, increasing pumping capacity by 20% in the event of a flooding.

We replaced the station’s 80 year old pumps and engineered new infrastructure to ensure staff can safely access the site in flood conditions. Over 900T of carbon was saved on the project by challenging the original scope and doing things
a little differently.

Holderness Drain FAS

Project: Holderness Drain Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS)

Location: East Yorkshire coast

Value band: £10m-20m

Client: Environment Agency

Day-to-day flood management of the Holderness drain is dependent on three aging pumping stations, one of which had failed altogether.

Our solution addresses the failed asset, reduces flood risk, and improves catchment resilience. Combining the new pumping station with flood storage works provided additional flood protection to 750 properties and minimised the form and footprint of the impounding structures.

By maximising the use of 3D technology, and LiDAR to undertake investigations, we were able to develop a detailed flood model that allowed for a greater understanding of flood mechanisms and spill locations across the catchment. 

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