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15th August 2018

VBA starts work on £13.3m Trent flood defences

Work has begun on a £13.3million project which will protect villages on both sides of the river Trent in North Lincolnshire. The scheme, located in Scunthorpe, was awarded to VBA, a joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business. The defence scheme will see 3.8km of sheet piles installed along the east bank […]

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16th May 2018

VBA begins works on major flood alleviation scheme at Mytholmroyd

VBA, a joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has started design and build work on the Environment Agency’s £30million flood defence scheme in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire. The Calder Valley scheme will protect up to 400 homes and businesses and sustain economic growth. Following initial drainage works, the project in its entirety […]

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1st March 2018

Construction work begins at Church Scar coast protection scheme

Work has begun on a two-year, £17.5m coastal protection project along the Fylde coast. The project is a partnership between Fylde Council, VBA and the Environment Agency. The work includes replacement of the current concrete defences in poor condition along the two mile stretch between Fairhaven and Church Scar at Lytham St Annes, which would […]

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8th February 2018

VolkerWessels UK invites the next generation on site through Open Doors

VolkerWessels UK is inviting the public to visit eight of their high-profile construction sites, between 19 – 24 March, as part of Open Doors 2018. The annual event, delivered by Build UK in partnership with The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), sees contractors open live construction sites to the public, giving local communities and the […]

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15th November 2017

VBA secures Fairhaven to Church Scar coast protection scheme from Fylde Council

VBA, a joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, has been awarded a two year coast protection scheme contract by Fylde Council following a competitive tender. The scheme will include detailed design and construction of new coastal defences from Fairhaven to Church Scar. The £17.5m contract will provide new coast protection at Fairhaven and […]

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7th November 2017

VBA tidal flood barrier gate arrives in Ipswich after crossing the North Sea

A 200-tonne tidal gate has arrived in Suffolk, ready to be installed at Ipswich’s new flood barrier. The delivery of the gate from its manufacturing site in Rotterdam, Holland, is a significant step towards the completion of the Environment Agency’s £70million project. The work was carried out by the main contractor VBA, a joint venture comprising […]

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23rd August 2017

VBA Louth and Horncastle flood alleviation schemes formally opened

Two VBA Flood Alleviation Schemes (FASs) in Louth and Horncastle which collectively reduce flood risk to over 350 properties, have been formally opened on 28 July, following successful completion of the projects. Construction on the £6.5m Louth scheme and the £8.1m Horncastle scheme started in summer 2015, and was finalised last month. The projects were […]

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10th August 2017

VBA secures £13m North Lincolnshire Lakes flood defence scheme

VBA, a joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, wins another local authority (RMA) contract through the Environment Agency’s Water and Environment Management (WEM) framework – this time for North Lincolnshire Council. The North Lincolnshire Lakes scheme located in Scunthorpe, was awarded to VBA to increase flood defence protection and improve existing barriers to […]

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9th August 2017

Croston flood scheme official opening

The £7 million Croston Flood Risk Management Scheme protecting 438 properties in Lancashire has been officially opened. Designed and built by VBA, a joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, developed by the Environment Agency in partnership with Chorley Council, Lancashire County Council and United Utilities, and in collaboration with the Lower Yarrow Flood […]

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23rd June 2017

VBA take home two awards at the Project Excellence Awards 2017

VBA, a joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, won two awards at the recent annual Project Excellence Awards 2017 under the WEM framework for the Environment Agency (EA). During the annual flood and coast dinner at the annual Flood and Coast Conference in Telford, VBA won two awards; Cumbria and Lancashire asset management […]

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20th April 2017

VBA Inspire the next generation at the Ipswich Tidal Barrier

VBA a joint venture comprising of VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, recently hosted a school visit at the Environment Agency (EA) Ipswich tidal barrier site, for The Oaks Community Primary School, as part of their natural disasters topic. A local primary school based in Ipswich were covering natural disasters, including the effects of flooding and […]

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7th February 2017

VBA Milestone reached for Ipswich Flood Barrier Scheme

The latest stage of VBA’s £21million phase of works to the Environment Agency’s (EA) Ipswich Flood Barrier Scheme, has been completed. The cofferdam, which is a structure that can be pumped dry to enable construction of the barrier to take place below the river bed level, is now in place. Over the last few months […]

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9th January 2017

VBA win another Heritage Award at the Constructing Excellence National Awards 2016

VBA, a joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, in conjunction with client Rochdale Borough Council won the National Heritage award for ‘Revealing the Roch’ at the annual Constructing Excellence National awards ceremony earlier this month. The project was submitted for its excellence in planning, restoration and flood defence measures. The scope involved uncovering […]

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28th July 2016

VBA joint venture awarded reconstruction projects across Cumbria, Lancashire and West Yorkshire following severe flooding

The Environment Agency (EA) has awarded a contract to VBA, the joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, to carry out post flooding recovery works in Cumbria, Lancashire and West Yorkshire. The large scale multi-site contract involves projects spread across the whole of the Cumbria and Lancashire regions as well as the Calder Valley […]

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Morecambe wave wall

7th July 2016

Major flood protection project is a wall to wall success thanks to VBA

Work on the first phase of a multi-million pound project to replace Morecambe’s wave reflection wall being carried out by the VBA joint venture is progressing well. VBA, which comprises of VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, has so far replaced 586 metres of wall between Morecambe Town Hall and Broadway and construction of a new […]

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14th June 2016

Joint ventures C2V+ and VBA are shortlisted for three North West Regional Construction Awards (NWRCA)

C2V+, a VolkerStevin and CH2M joint venture, and VBA, a VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins joint venture, have been shortlisted for three prestigious NWRCA awards each for work delivered on Anchorsholme Park Storage Tank Phase 1 for United Utilities and Revealing the Roch for Rochdale Borough Council. Due to the accurate attention to detail, collaboration […]

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the VBA team collecting the award.

7th June 2016

Crag End Landslip wins ICE North East’s Robert Stephenson Award

VBA, the joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, has won the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North East’s Robert Stephenson award for its Crag End Landslip project in Rothbury, on behalf of Northumberland County Council. ICE North East presented the award earlier this month at an annual celebration of civil engineering excellence in […]

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31st March 2016

VBA to start work on flood defence scheme at Ipswich

As part of the Water and Environment Management (WEM) Framework, the Environment Agency has appointed VBA, the joint venture between VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, to work on a £21m flood defence scheme. Work to the tidal barrier scheme, which runs along the River Orwell in Ipswich, is due to start later this month and […]

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