Black Potts Weir Flood Alleviation Scheme: Windsor

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Black Potts Weir Flood Alleviation Scheme: Windsor


By Sophie Holdrick

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Lynch is proud to be working with BAM Nuttall on the Environment Agency’s River Thames flood alleviation scheme.

The Jubilee River is a man-made river, which was built by the Environment Agency and opened in 2002. This is part of a flood alleviation scheme which protects approximately 3,200 homes from flooding. Since its construction, the weirs on the river have been opened over 30 times to reduce the flood risk from the River Thames. 

Divers had previously spotted scouring – water damage caused by erosion. Using GPS Machine Control Technology, we were able to increase accuracy and efficiency finish the job 6 weeks ahead of schedule. 

The Black Potts Weir repairs are part of a framework for the EA, and this will ensure protection of the weir and railway bridge for up to 100 years.

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The service from the Machine Control team was first class. We received remote support when we needed it which lead to less downtime and the team was very knowledgeable and easy to get hold of. We had next to no downtime with the Excavators which lead to us finishing ahead of schedule and beating the programme.

Tom Shilling, BAM Nuttall Lead Engineer

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Windsor: Black Potts Weir Alleviation

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