Arbroath’s £12m flood protection scheme nears completion

MORRISON Construction is nearing completion of the £12 million Arbroath flood protection scheme.

Arbroath Council confirmed that all main construction works on the project are set to be completed by the end of the year, despite much of the scheme being delivered within constraints imposted by the Covid-19 pandemic for ‘much of the build’.

Flood storage areas at Brothock Meadows and St Vigeans are ‘well-advanced’, with the flow control elements in place. The embankment at Brothock Meadows is completed and the finishing works to the embankment at St Vigeans are underway. The grass seeding on the embankments is due to be carried out in spring next year, the local authority added.

The flood storage area works sited at Hercules Den are also complete, with the grass seeding on the location of the site has been completed and grass seeding of the embankment will be undertaken in the spring of 2023.

During works, Dundee & Angus College students had the chance to visit the project first hand. Students from Abertay University’s civil engineering course were also welcomed on site visits, as have youngsters and teachers from Arbroath Academy.

Project managers and staff also visited local groups to discuss the scheme with them. Morrison’s also been engaged with the government’s kickstart scheme on the project, providing valuable on-site work experience to two local people this year.