Flood work commended

ICE President David Balmforth with the team behind the Belford Natural Flood Management Scheme.
ICE President David Balmforth with the team behind the Belford Natural Flood Management Scheme.

Engineering work in Cramlington has received a commendation in a prestigious awards ceremony.

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North East has highlighted projects from all across the region with accolades in this year’s prestigious Robert Stephenson Awards.

The Small Projects category was won by the Environment Agency, alongside contractor AMCO and researchers at Newcastle University, for the Belford Natural Flood Management Scheme in Northumberland.

Commended in this category was the Megstone Avenue flood alleviation scheme in Cramlington, as well as the Yarm Public Realm Works.

The awards judges were full of praise for the winning and commended projects.