Broughty Ferry flood protection scheme progresses

MCLAUGHLIN and Harvey has completed more than a kilometre of new flood prevention measures in Dundee.

Work began on June 1 last year, with 800 metre of rotary bored pile and 180 metre of sheet piling being put in, along with the construction of 800 metre of sea defence wall and 400 metre natural stone set back wall.

The scheme is designed to reduce the risk of flooding to residential, open space, community and businesses in Broughty Ferry through works along Douglas Terrace, James Place, Fisher Street and Beach Crescent.

Improvements to the pedestrian and cycling infrastructure between Broughty Ferry Castle and the west end of Douglas Terrace were incorporated into the recently opened section of works.

Mark Flynn convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee, commented, “Flood protection for our coastal communities is crucial, but the high quality of the work here is also completely in keeping with the buildings and streetscape around it.

“The thought and consultation that has gone into the design and execution of the scheme so far, and the incorporation of active travel works makes this not only a valuable practical asset but an attractive addition as well.”

The local authority said that the whole scheme is expected to be completed by spring 2022.