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Flood risk management

VolkerStevin has vast experience in the defence and coast construction of flood defence projects throughout the UK in both urban and rural areas.


Flood and coastal defence projects include:

  • Sheet pile and reinforced concrete flood walls
  • Earth embankments
  • River re-alignment
  • Habitat and wetland protection and creation
  • De-mountable flood protection systems
  • Lock gate installation and refurbishment
  • Hard and soft landscaping
  • Mechanical, instrumentation and electrical

Our flood defence projects are frequently undertaken in highly sensitive areas where there are environmental constraints or where work is adjacent to residential or business areas.

We take great pride in our careful approach to both the environment and third parties.

Many of our flood defence projects have been recognised through national construction and engineering awards.


A joint venture between VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and SNC-Lavalin's Atkins business.

It is an established Asset Delivery Partner on the Environment Agency’s (EA) national Water and Environment Management (WEM) framework and specialises in designing and constructing sustainable flood and coastal defences.

The VBA partners each bring to the joint venture a wide range of skills and expertise.

  • VolkerStevin - Civil engineering construction
  • Boskalis - Westminster – dredging and coastal construction
  • Atkins - Engineering design and consultancy

 This allows VBA to offer clients a comprehensive end-to-end service.

Our pipeline of work

  • Water and Environment Management Framework (WEM) 
  • Collaborative Delivery Framework (CDF) 
  • Marine and Coastal Framework (MCF) 


Key Flood Risk Management projects: Fairhaven to Church Scar Coastal Defence Project, Morecambe Wave Reflection Wall, Ipswich Tidal Barrier, Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme


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