Infrastructure | England, Wales & Northern Ireland
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Net Zero by SCAPE
Adapting our infrastructure now will protect our communities from the rising risk of flooding due to climate change.
In less than 50 years, the number of homes at risk of flooding is set to double to five million.
As temperatures rise, we need to adapt our built and natural infrastructure to mitigate increased flood risks.
Rising sea levels, severe weather and extreme rainfall as a result of climate change, alongside increasing urbanisation, the loss of vegetation in upland areas and the natural erosion of water courses and coastlines, all contribute to patterns of increasing flood risk.
The development of both natural and engineered flood defence measures is essential. Every £1 we invest in flood protection schemes saves £5 in property damages.
We can support the delivery of the design and build of innovative, cost efficient coastal and river flood defences through the SCAPE Civil Engineering framework.
Over the last five years, in partnership with Balfour Beatty, we have delivered almost £200m of flood defence work across the UK.
This has helped our local communities to live and work in safety and confidence, and protected many millions of homes, businesses and community facilities.
Dundee Flood Protection Scheme
A vital upgrade to the existing wall defences, reducing the risk of flooding to the new £1bn Dundee Waterfront area.Read more
Almondbank Flood Protection
Perth and Kinross Council delivered the flood protection scheme to reduce the risk of flooding to the local communities, and to protect homes, businesses and the local infrastructure.Read more
A Climate Emergency; Flood Defences for the Future
Despite the climate emergency, local authority funding for flood and coastal defences has barely increased in the last 10 years.Read more
Ten Steps to Efficiency in Flood and Coastal Risk Management
Balfour Beatty explore steps to achieve efficiencies in delivering and maintaining flood defences, without compromising on quality or safety.Read more
Protecting the community in Dundee
Houses, businesses and key infrastructure have been made safer and more secure after the completion of vital flood defenses.Read more