BAM construction company has received a second contract from the British municipality of Leeds for a flood protection project. The British branch BAM Nuttall, in cooperation with with Mott Macdonald, will protect the northern English city against the danger of flooding of the river Aire. The contract involves an amount of approximately 85 million euros.
The project involves the contruction of flood defenses along an eight-kilometer route upstream from Leeds Station. These include the construction of retaining walls and movable weirs, the raising of a bridge and the design of areas such as wetlands.
BAM Nuttall successfully completed the first phase of the flood protection program in 2017, also in joint venture with Mott Macdonald. At the time, movable weirs were built to protect the center of Leeds and the downstream area.
The project is related to the floods caused by the storm Eva, which struck Leeds during Christmas 2015. The water caused considerable damage to more than 3000 homes and businesses.