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IBS Awarded Flood Defence Package For The Environment Agency, Avonmouth

IBS Awarded Flood Defence Package for the Environment Agency, Avonmouth

IBS Engineered Products Ltd (IBS), one of the UK’s leading contractors specialising in the design, manufacture and installation of flow control and flood protection equipment, has been awarded the contract to supply and install flood gates and flood walls as part of the ASEA Ecology Mitigation and Flood Defence Project, in Avonmouth.

The project is a partnership between South Gloucestershire Council, Bristol City Council, and the Environment Agency. The two key goals of the project are managing the risk of flooding to keep pace with climate change and rising sea levels and creating wetland habitat for internationally important species of birds at the Severn Estuary site.

Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council have both granted planning permission for 17km of improved sea defences and around 85 hectares of wetland areas for ecological mitigation.

BMM JV have been appointed by Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire Council and the Environment Agency and have been undertaking site investigation, survey and ecological mitigation works across the area since October 2019.

BMM JV have awarded IBS Ltd the design, manufacture, and installation of the flood gate and glass flood wall elements of this project. This project includes a number of flood gates, including some large 8mtr wide double leaf mitred gates. All gate designs are still subject to necessary approvals”

Speaking about the project, Berthold Reiter, Managing Director of IBS Engineered Products, said: “The flood defence upgrade means raising existing earth embankments and walls, as well as installing our glass wall flood and flood gates protection system, to ensure views out to the Severn Estuary are retained. The new flood defences will allow for sea level rise caused by anticipated climate change to ensure flood risk is reduced for at least 60 years.”

The main construction work is scheduled to start in Summer 2020 on a phased basis until 2024, and IBS will be involved throughout the project as needed.

For information about IBS Engineered Products’ range of floodgates or other flood defence solutions, please call 01302 630015.

Please note the image associated with this post is an example of an IBS Glass Wall –THIS IS NOT A PROJECT IMAGE OF AVONMOUTH.


Notes to Editors | About IBS Engineered Products Ltd:

IBS Engineered Products Ltd a is a wholly owned subsidiary of IBS Technics GmbH, with headquarters in Thierhaupten, Germany. Established in 1994, IBS specialises in the design, supply and installation of flow control and flood protection equipment and has had a UK presence since the early 2000’s.

IBS has a long and unrivalled history of providing large-scale flood protection systems, including the installation of over 1000 linear metres of glass wall systems in Europe and over 100,000 square metres of demountable and temporary flood barriers worldwide.

UK work includes major flood protection projects at Bewdley and Shrewsbury, to protect against the River Severn and which were the first large-scale demountable flood defence systems of their type in the UK, still successfully at work today due to the high quality of finished product.

IBS’ product portfolio includes penstocks, stoplogs, demountable flood defences, flood gates, Valves and the company’s innovative glass wall flood protection system.

Notes to Editor | Project Specific

In summary the project will:

  • Deliver flood defences that will protect communities and help to encourage businesses to invest in the Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area, helping to support the creation of 12,000 new jobs by 2026.
  • Reduce flood risk to at least 2,500 homes and businesses, now and into the future by taking into account climate change.
  • Create new wetland areas

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The Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area (ASEA) Ecology Mitigation and Flood Defence Project is being delivered by three partner organisations – the Environment Agency, South Gloucestershire Council and Bristol City Council.

The project is being jointly funded by the West of England Combined Authority / West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, Department for Environment, Flood & Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Wessex Regional Flood and Coastal Committee.

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