Arbroath Academy visit Brothock Water site

Topic Communities, People

Date 15 Jun 2022

Morrison Construction's Environment team were accompanied by geography students and teachers from Arbroath Academy, for a tour through the Brothock Water project in Arbroath.

To gain a better understanding of the flood alleviation scheme currently under construction, the students, studying for their Higher in geography, were taken to the site and discovered how the project started, what the risks were and the challenges that they encountered particularly with nesting birds, bats and any other environmental constraints.

Rod Buchan, Senior Project Manager, and Andy Giffen, Works Manager, from the Morrison Construction team were joined by Dr Ian Hulbert, Ecological Clerk of Works from Scorpa Ecology Limited,  and Eleanor Doyle, Project Manager, supervisors Derek Lucas and Graeme McLean from the Angus Council.

Funded by the Scottish Government, Angus Council and developed in partnership with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), the Arbroath (Brothock Water) Flood Protection Scheme aims to deliver long lasting benefits to the community and will ensure a one in 200-year flooding event standard of protection.

The scheme builds on a successful partnership between Scottish Government, Angus Council and Morrison Construction which saw the delivery of the Brechin Flood Prevention Scheme, one of the biggest civil engineering projects ever undertaken in Angus at the time.

Rod Buchan, Senior Project Manager at Morrison Construction said: "Protecting the environment is a key part of our activities at Arbroath and we were delighted to welcome the students to site, to see how we put those measure into place."