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Jackson to begin work on Newhaven Flood Alleviation Scheme

Jackson recently won a design and build contract to construct new flood defences in Newhaven, East Sussex, for the Environment Agency.

This project covers both banks of Newhaven, including the commercial areas near the port, and has a total scheme value of £17m.

The design includes earth embankments, concrete walls and flood gates to protect 431 homes and 387 businesses in the area. The project also includes a temporary flood gate over an existing railway line, and a demountable flood barrier which can be quickly deployed across the highway during a significant flood event.

Construction will begin in November 2016 and is scheduled to finish in 2019.