Award for flood prevention plan

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THE White Cart water flood prevention scheme has been named top civil engineering project at the British Construction Industry awards.

The BCI awards, held in London earlier this month, attracts over 200 entries ranging from very small to major projects.

The £53 million scheme, officially opened last autumn, was praised for reducing the risk of flood damage to approximately 1,750 homes and cutting down the scale of floods previously suffered along the banks of the White Cart.

Bailie Liz Cameron, Glasgow city council’s executive member for jobs and economy, said: “It is a great honour to receive such a prestigious award.

“The flood prevention scheme is not just about great engineering – at its heart is a regeneration project which has made a huge difference to people living and working in the southside”.