Whitehouse Construction

Environment / Severn Trent - Yorkshire Bridge Venturi Flume

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Safety critical environment
Security critical environment

The Environment Agency, as Asset Operators, and Severn Trent, as Asset Owners developed a joint partnership in order to secure funding for urgent remedial works on the Venturi Flume located at Yorkshire Bridge, Ladybower Reservoir.

Essential infrastructure upgrades were required to the existing gas main serving the campus and our delivery teams were engaged to deliver these works during the COVID-19 pandemic. The structure was 87 years old and in urgent need of repair works to the concrete surface of the flume especially the central component of the flume which had seen significant erosion of the concrete.

Working Together

Our Project Delivery Team were appointed to complete initial repair works which included reinstating the flume with granolithic mortar. Upon completion of the initial repair works, it was advised that the installation of new access steps was undertaken to ensure future maintenance teams from both the EA and Severn Trent could safely access the structures.

Working collaboratively at each critical milestone, our Contracts Manager and Site Managers were able to supervise programme, quality of workmanship and H&S to deliver works efficiently. The safety critical environment, working within a body of water, required significant planning, coordinating and resourcing including the purchasing of new equipment such as a WA Water-Gate Flexible Cofferdam Barrier to move the flow of water away from the area.

What did they think?

“A huge thank you to you and your team..."

“A huge thanks to you and your team for all the hard work at Yorkshire Bridge, it has been a really well managed and executed project. I am really pleased with the outcome. I have been very impressed with Whitehouse and your flexibility to meet the tight deadlines and changing project requirements”.


Richard Severn, Environment Agency

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