Pumping stations

Foss Barrier

Project: Foss Barrier

Location: City of York

Value: £27.9m

Client: Environment Agency

More: UK Water Projects case study

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: £9.2m

Client: Environment Agency

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 FAS

Project: Holderness Drain Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS)

Location: East Yorkshire coast

Value: £9.7m

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.

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Holderness Drain Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS)