Flood Alleviation Scheme Shortlisted for ICE Award
We are thrilled to learn that the Rotherham Renaissance Flood Alleviation Scheme (RRFAS) – Phase 2A has been selected as a finalist for the ICE Yorkshire & Humber Centenary Award. This recognition highlights the dedication that has gone into creating solutions to protect homes and businesses from the devastating effects of flooding.
The recently concluded works at Ickles Lock mark a significant milestone in RRFAS, a comprehensive initiative by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council to mitigate the risks of severe flooding along the River Don and its tributaries. The scheme, covering a 5 km-long stretch of the river, passes through Temple borough, Rotherham Town Centre, and Parkgate, addressing vulnerabilities exposed during past flood events, notably in 2007 and 2019.
One of the most notable features of the finished project is the 125-metre-long concrete wall that has been built between the railway and canal, stretching from Ickles Lock to Centenary Way in Rotherham Town Centre. The wall also features a colourful mural that pays tribute to the town’s rich cultural and industrial heritage. This not only provides enhanced protection to local businesses but also serves as a fortified barrier that safeguards the important railway infrastructure, thereby contributing to the overall resilience of the region in the event of potential flood threats.
We are excited to celebrate RRFAS’ successes with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and our partners, Jackson Civil Engineering, at the ICE Yorkshire and Humber Awards night on 8th February.