ProgrammeThe Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme is a major civil and environmental engineering project and, as shown below, is being taken forward over many years in eight stages, with Stage 8 split into three phases (8.1, 8.2 & 8.3).
Halcrow Group Limited (now known as CH2M) appointed as Design Consultant
Public Exhibition No. 1
Scottish Borders Council approve the Preferred Flood Protection Scheme
Public Exhibition No. 2
The Council formally approved the Scheme under the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009
The Scheme became ‘operative’ under the 2009 Act
Scottish Government confirm 80% funding for the Scheme (20% met by the Council)
Construction works formally started by Paul Wheelhouse MSP
Main Works Contract awarded to RJ McLeod (Contractors) Ltd.
RJ McLeod commence the main construction works
The new St. Mary’s Loch Intelligent Water Management System became operational
The new Bridge Street footbridge opened
The Main Works Contract (Stage 8.2) is ongoing and is due to continue until the end of 2016. The main works consist of 38 distinct Work Sections – as of October 2015, 23 of these Work Sections have been opened with one, at St. Mary’s Loch, already complete and another 12 expected to be substantially complete by the end of 2015.
It is currently anticipated that final reinstatement works will be undertaken in early 2017 under a Finishing Works Contract (Stage 8.3), with an official Scheme Opening to take place in Spring 2017.
Information about the works currently ongoing is available on our Construction Updates page.
To view a larger version of this schematic programme click here
Over the next few months we will be carrying out the following activities:
|July 2010||Use the results of the public exhibition and further technical assessment to pull together the proposals into a preferred Scheme. Continue with ecology surveys.|
|August 2010||Continuation of scheme option selection and appraisal. Undertake more consultation with relevant landowners, public and stakeholders to ensure the proposals are acceptable.|
|September 2010||Preferred Scheme report drafted and approvals process begins. This is the most important part of the project in terms of what flood protection measures will actually form the Scheme and the process will therefore take several weeks. St Mary’s Loch Working Group convened for the first time to specifically discuss the impacts and issues relating to the potential for using the Loch to store floodwater.|
The chart below gives an indication of the timescales for the overall implementation of the flood protection scheme.
This website will be updated regularly and brochures and newsletters will be circulated in Selkirk at important times in the project's development.