Waldringfield Flood Defence Scheme - Projects - MLM
Waldringfield Flood Defence Scheme - Projects - MLM
Waldringfield Flood Defence Scheme - Projects - MLM
Waldringfield Flood Defence Scheme - Projects - MLM

Waldringfield Flood Defence Scheme

Project Information
  • Location
  • Waldringfield
  • Sector
  • Ports & Harbours / River & Marine
  • Services
  • Infrastructure, Civil Engineering, River & Marine Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering
  • Value
  • £2m

The new flood defences protect 18 residential properties and businesses, saving over £2 million of damages per flood. In addition, the project has safeguarded existing and future investment in Waldringfield, ensuring that local businesses have been able to remain in the village. Before this work was carried out, 35 out of the 77 jobs in the village were at risk as businesses were considering closing altogether due to difficulties with insurance and flood damage. Waldringfield’s defences were brought up to a 1 in 100 year level of protection within 12 months of the December 2013 tidal surge where the level of protection was only 1 in 5 year level of protection.

Project Challenges

The extent of the flood wall required at Waldringfield included running alongside the boatyard, on an existing earth embankment which is also a public footpath and directly alongside residential properties. The varied nature of the site required three different types of flood wall to be designed and included bespoke features at the request of the Waldringfield Flood Defence Group. The design also required flexibility to be incorporated into it in order to allow for the unknown ground conditions within the boatyard area allowing construction to continue without requiring a complete re-design.

Key Features

Three different types of flood defence wall, including pile supported reinforced concrete flood wall, gravity retaining reinforced concrete flood wall with brickwork cladding and steel sheet pile flood wall with brickwork wall capping.

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