Emergency response team
wins industry awards
A Jackson team has picked up two industry awards for its part in protecting homes and businesses after a riverside flood wall in Derbyshire collapsed in stormy weather last winter.
In collaboration with the Environment Agency, Derbyshire County Council and Derbyshire Dales District Council, the Jackson team was on site on the River Derwent at Matlock within 24 hours of the failure.
They worked to bridge the gap, initially with sand bags and then with rock bags. The task required the closure of the A6 where a 150tn crane was sited to complete stabilisation work.
Following this event, Jackson was appointed to reinstate the flood wall, a project that is now nearing completion.
Phase 2 Intervention
The joint emergency response at Matlock won the Team Achievement of the Year and The Project of the Year under £2M category at the ICE East Midlands Merit awards, which took place on Friday.
John Tidy, Jackson's Contracts Manager for the project said: “We are proud of what we achieved in the hours and days after the wall collapsed. We were trusted to get the job done and worked closely with our partners, bringing our technical know-how to bear."
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"To get recognition from our colleagues and professional peers at the world’s oldest engineering body is a great honour.”