Seymour Civil Engineering Ltd were pleased to receive a Commendation Award in response to our entry for The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (North East) “Project of the Year 2012”. The project submitted was Longbenton Flood Alleviation which has already received two awards from Northumbrian Water’s Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Awards.
The scheme was designed to reduce flooding to 80 properties in the Longbenton / Forrest Hall area. This required extensive modification to the existing sewer network involving excavations adjacent to houses, schools, local businesses and a Health Centre. The work included construction of 1.9km of sewers and a 10,500 cubic meter holding tank 105m x 50m x 3m.
The success of the project was ensured by proactive stakeholder management and a very close working relationship formed between, Seymour Civil Engineering, Northumbrian Water and the designer MWH.