York Society of Engineers lecture
Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme – Scheme Outline and Construction Methodology
The speakers include representatives from the Environment Agency and the Water & Environment Management Framework contract BMMjv (A joint venture between BAM Nuttall & Mott Macdonald). The talk will provide an overview of the scheme proposals and approaches and provide an overview of the construction methodology for the demolition and reconstruction of the Knostrop and Crown Point Weirs in Leeds.
The £45million Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS) is one of the largest river flood defence schemes in the country. It will see major construction work along the River Aire in the city centre and Holbeck extending 4.3km between Leeds train station and Thwaite Mills.
The scheme includes the installation of innovative moveable weirs at Crown Point and at Knostrop that can be lowered in flood conditions to reduce river levels and the threat of river flooding. This is the first time that these moveable weirs will have been installed in the UK.