Kier Group Plc

Bude Flood Defence and River Restoration Project

Visit Length

90 Minutes

Max Group Size

10 People

Booking Status

Closed

About the event

Welcome to the heart of environmental engineering! The Bude flood defence and river restoration scheme, a £2.1 million initiative, represents a significant step in the fight against climate change-induced flood risks.

This recently completed project consists of a new 160m long flood defence wall, stoplogs at Nanny Moore’s Bridge approach, and 70m of reinforced earth embankment works.

The Environment Agency identified the need to intervene and strengthen elements of the existing flood alleviation scheme in order to maintain the standard of flood protection it provides. The project will better protect the local community and economy from flood events, predicted to increase in the near future as a result of climate change.

The works have strengthened the existing flood defences and provide a solid foundation for future scheme improvements, protecting 22 residential properties and 15 commercial and community properties along The Crescent and Ergue-Gaberic Way, between the River Neet or Strat and Bude Canal.

Activities

The project has recently completed, however it still provides an exciting opportunity for young professionals and students to:

  • Witness History & Innovation: Learn about Bude’s flood history and see how modern engineering tackles issues like river and tidal surges, and storm waves.
  • Understand Environmental Stewardship: See how the scheme aligns with the Water Framework Directive, aiming to achieve ‘good ecological potential’ by 2027.
  • Explore Career Paths: Gain insights into careers in environmental engineering, project management, and ecological conservation

PLEASE NOTE, THIS LOCATION IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR GROUP BOOKINGS FROM SCHOOLS, COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES. 

Information

Educational Visits:
Visits limited to educational institutions only.

Minimum age: N/A

Accessibility:
Parking will be within public car parks along Ergue-Gaberic Way and Parkhouse Centre.

Get in touch

Our address:
Bude, England, EX23 8LB, United Kingdom

Kelly Cowling
kelly.j.cowling@kier.co.uk