Project Overview


East Ayrshire Council

Client’s Representative


Construction Period

18 months



Project Overview

The works comprise the construction of water retaining earthwork flood embankments and in-situ concrete flood wall. Other associated works include drainage, fencing and landscaping.  The works have been broken down into six working areas.

The project will protect residential and commercial properties near the Afton Water and River Nith through a combination of engineering measures including 900m of earth embankments, 1200m of reinforced concrete walls and 600m of riverbank strengthening.

Key Numbers

  • 1170m of flood defence concrete walls, totalling 4200m3 of concrete
  • 1000m of flood defence embankments (12500m3 of excavation, 5100m3 of earthworks filling
  • 740m of rock armour to protect the toe of the riverbank
  • 1400m of temporary works deployed for works in watercourse
  • Significant deep drainage and sewage diversion works
  • 2000m of filter drains
  • 4500m2 of new access roads & car parking