Contractor will work with CH2M Hill on ten-year flood resilience programme


Balfour Beatty has been appointed as civil contractor on a ten-year programme to assess and deliver flood defences along the Thames.

Balfour will work for CH2M Hill, on behalf of the Environment Agency, on the Thames Estuary Asset Management Programme.

The programme will manage and deliver capital works along the 170km length of the Thames Estuary, with the aim of protecting 1.25 million people from flooding risk and £200bn worth of property.

Works will include building tidal walls, embankments, pumping stations and refurbishment of existing assets.

Balfour chief executive Leo Quinn said: “Balfour Beatty is bringing significant expertise in flood defence to protect one of the world’s greatest cities from the sea. And, with our partners we will offer long-term, skilled, opportunities to the next generation of civil engineers.”