The industry has been called upon this week to carry out emergency work on the parts of northern England hit by this week’s floods.

Mott MacDonald and Kier are among the companies working in the worst affected areas of Sheffield and Barnsley in South Yorkshire. In Sheffield, Mott MacDonald has structural engineers looking at damage near rivers. Among the buildings flooded were Sheffield Wednesday’s football ground at Hillsborough and the Meadowhall shopping centre on the outskirts of the city. Pictured is the village of Catcliffe, near Sheffield, which has been flooded by a local river and is threatened by the Ulley reservoir.