Moneymore Flood Alleviation Scheme
The area around the Ballymully River in Moneymore, Co. Londonderry has historically been affected by flooding. RPS was appointed by contractor Dawson WAM as detailed designers for a £1.9m flood alleviation scheme funded by DARD Rivers Agency. Access for construction was restricted by the close proximity of residential dwellings, making it a requirement to keep vibrations to an absolute minimum and river had significant fish habitat. RPS proposed an innovative design incorporating
800m of secant pile/ reinforced concrete flood wall
150m of reinforced concrete conventional retaining wall
Watercourse management and improvement measures.
The project achieved the highest CEEQUAL score in the UK for a flood alleviation scheme at the time.