Derby scheme claims flood defence award

Topic Awards

Date 11 Dec 2020

The ‘Our City, Our River (OCOR)’ scheme in Derby has been awarded the Climate Resilient Places award by the Flood and Coastal Excellence Awards at its virtual award ceremony.

The £12m project was delivered by Galliford Try in joint venture with Black and Veatch on behalf of the Environment Agency and Derby City Council. It featured a number of defensive measures to protect properties and businesses within the city from flooding by the Derwent. It also regenerated the area around the river, allowing it to be effectively reclaimed by local residents.

The Flood and Coastal Excellence Awards are organised by the Environment Agency to recognise and celebrate work that manages flood and coastal risk, builds local flood resilience and takes action for climate change.

Ian Jones, Managing Director of Galliford Try’s Environment business, commented: “We are delighted that the OCOR scheme has been recognised in this way. It is truly a unique scheme that has not only protected the city but also brought the area surrounding the river back to life for local residents.”