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The Hoe Valley Scheme

A £40 million scheme that has been a Council aspiration for over twenty years. The comprehensive scheme will have multiple benefits for the local area.

Specifically, it will:

  • remove nearly 200 residential properties from the flood plain and protect the gardens of over a further 60 properties
  • provide new community facilities out of the flood plain for nine community groups
  • rebuild three bridges and construct a new one, across the Hoe Stream
  • protect Westfield School from flooding
  • clear up Woking Tip, approximately 12 acres (4.86 hectares) of contaminated land
  • extend and enhance Woking Park with footway and cycle facilities joining Barnsbury and Westfield with the town centre
  • improve the highway infrastructure at the Westfield Avenue/Kingfield Road
  • provide two new training pitches in Woking Park and provide a development site free from flooding to accommodate 150 new homes in the future

The project is comprised of joint ventures between VolkerStevin and VolkerFitzpatrick's Civil Engineering and Building Divisions. The contract was let through the Efficiency South East (IESE) framework and is being delivered by Thameswey Developments Ltd on behalf of Woking Borough Council and its partner in the flood defence work, The Environment Agency.

The scheme has received considerable interest from the BBC and local press. During April 2010, Prime Minister, David Cameron visited the site to see for himself what is taking place.

This is a great example of VolkerWessels UK companies working together, demonstrating their combined capabilities. VolkerStevin has been brought in to help deliver the flood defences and are also working with VolkerFitzpatrick to construct the bridges and community building. VolkerSteel Foundations are installing approximately 800 sheet piles to the flood walls and bridges, VolkerLaser are waterproofing and installing joints to the bridges and VolkerHighways are working on the highways elements.

The flood walls comprise of sheet piled or reinforced concrete cores, finished with either brickwork or an exposed aggregate concrete.

Facts and figures

  • Client:
    Thameswey Developments Ltd in partnership with the Environment Agency (EA)
  • Value:
    Total Scheme: £30M, VolkerStevin: £4.5M
  • Completion Date:
    March 2012
  • Project categories
    Flood risk management

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