The team at Tull Way recently had a visit from the Mayor of Thatcham, Cllr Ellen Crumly and the MP for Newbury, Richard Benyon to see the progression of the flood defence scheme.
The project involves the construction of a 300 metre earth embankment to the north of Tull Way, to retain flood water and protect 1100 houses from flooding. A concrete inlet structure will also be constructed with a 900mm dimeter pipe and penstock valve which will help to release the flood water gradually.
Brad Dovey, Site Agent for Jackson Civil Engineering said “We’re very excited to be working with a new client, West Berkshire Council, and we’re hoping this project will be the start of a good working relationship to deliver more schemes in the future.”
Jon Winstanley, Project Manager at West Berkshire Council said: “We are looking forward to delivering this important flood defence scheme for Thatcham and will be working closely with all parties concerned to ensure that the works cause as little inconvenience as possible.”