• Capabilities: Environmental Solutions , Site Evaluation and Restoration , Cost Management
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  • Region: United Kingdom , Europe

Creating Award-Winning Wetlands

Greatham, United Kingdom - Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, Arcadis supported the Environment Agency in creating a significant inter-tidal wetland area as part of a holistic strategy to reducing flood risks.

77

Hectares wetland created

£2.2m

Cost efficiences

Cost efficiency of £2.2 million registered

Arcadis formed part of the core project delivery team, as cost managers, but also provided expert advice when asbestos was unexpectedly found in the ground. The potential costs for cleanup exceeded £2 million.

Through implementation of a novel, in-house assessment approach and innovative air sampling programme, Arcadis was able to prove to the satisfaction of the planning authority that the risks to future users of the site from the asbestos were not a cause for concern.

The Wetlands project received two industry awards as a result of Arcadis' support: The Environment Agency Project Excellence Award and the Institute of Civil Engineers Robert Stephenson Award. Both awards recognise the success of the scheme.

Outcomes

77

Hectares wetland created

£2.2m

Cost efficiences

2

Project awards won

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