The debrief: How a £9.5m flood scheme aims to keep Cumbria moving

A major flood scheme led by the Environment Agency was completed in the Cumbrian town of Ulverston this summer. Conor McGlone reports on how the project team tackled the challenge

Replacement of soffit slab after insertion of a glass-reinforced plastic liner into a culvert underneath road
Replacement of soffit slab after insertion of a glass-reinforced plastic liner into a culvert underneath road

When the mayor of Ulverston opened a scheme in May designed to protect more than 500 homes and businesses in an area prone to serious flooding he likened the work to “open heart surgery”. Vital, yet potentially hugely disruptive, the £9.5m scheme in Cumbria avoided interrupting the day-to-day life of the bustling market town of Ulverston through the use of innovative technologies. The project was shortlisted for an award at the 2018 ICE North West Civil Engineers Awards.

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