The Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls Scheme will play host to a number of industry visits this spring/summer, starting with a delegation from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) later this month.
ICE is one of the world’s leading civil engineering institutions, and a number of ICE Student Committee members are currently on secondment at Gatwick Airport and will visit the Shoreham site for a tour/presentation on 26 May.
A few weeks later, following a successful visit in November 2016, members of RICS South East will return to the site on 13 July to to see how the project is moving forward.
RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) is the professional body that accredits professionals in the land, property and construction sectors worldwide. RICS’s role is to regulate and promote the profession, maintain the highest educational and professional standards, protect clients and consumers via a strict code of ethics and provide impartial advice and guidance.
Following a tour of the site, both delegations will have the opportunity to ask further questions and network over refreshments.
A number of local schools will also make educational trips to Shoreham over the coming months – starting with pupils from the Glebe Primary School in Southwick, West Sussex on 16 May.
The Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls scheme is being carried out by Mackley, working as part of Team Van Oord and on behalf of the Environment Agency, Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, Adur District Council and West Sussex County Council.
Once completed, the project will significantly reduce flood risk to over 2,300 properties in Shoreham and East Lancing, as well as protecting important local infrastructure such as the road network, railway line, and Shoreham Airport.
David Knapp, Mackley’s Business Development Manager, said: “We are always delighted to welcome visitors to the sites where we are working on behalf of the Environment Agency.
“Our employees are passionate about the work they undertake to protect communities from the fear of flooding, and only too pleased to share their expertise and experience with fellow professionals, members of the public, pupils and students from local educational establishments.
“We hope the delegations from ICE and RICS – as well as the pupils from Glebe Primary School – find their visit to Shoreham both interesting and beneficial.”
10 May 2017