28 February 2017

The Dawnus South Wales team have been appointed as the main contractor to carry out the Roath Flood Risk Management Scheme in Cardiff for Natural Resources Wales (NRW). This £5.6m contract was awarded under the NRW Civil Engineering Framework Agreement and construction works have recently started on site. 

Roath is a central suburb in Cardiff and has the Roath Brook running through it. The Roath Brook burst its banks most recently during high river flows in 2007 and 2009 and during high tidal events in 2010 and 2012. Over 400 homes and businesses in the area are at risk of flooding from a 1 in 5 year flood event (20% chance of flooding in any given year). 

To reduce the likelihood of flood events in the Roath area Dawnus will deliver a mixture of flood defence works including: flood embankment and retaining wall construction, road/bridge alterations and extensive landscaping works. 

All works are within close proximity to local businesses and residents and maintaining close relations with the Roath community will be a key objective during all aspects of the works. Together with NRW and their team we recently held a drop-in session on 11th January for the public to meet the team and to ask about the works. Approximately 100 people attended and we received some helpful feedback. 

For further details and background of the scheme visit the dedicated NRW Roath webpage: 

http://naturalresources.wales/roath