On 15th December, as part of the Cumbria Resilience Project Adler & Allan has been involved with, Botcherby Community Centre in Carlisle received a visit from MP for Suffolk Coastal and DEFRA Minister Thérèse Coffey and Environment Agency Chair, Emma Howard Boyd.
The visit comes as the works at Botcherby come to completion showcasing the flood mitigation measures which have been put in place to help minimise damage from future floods. The Project, spearheaded by Mary Dhonau, has called for help from businesses across the flood sector who have volunteered products and labour across three properties in the Cumbria region following the devastating effects of Storm Desmond in 2015/16. The DEFRA Roundtable, Environment Agency and our Adler & Allan Carlisle team have been heavily involved in the project. The DEFRA Property Flood Resilience Roundtable is a government sponsored group, including members of the Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG) of which A&A is one.
While visiting the Centre, the Minister tried her hand at installing a flood barrier and was shown round the newly fitted flood resilient kitchen. Emma Howard Boyd and Thérèse Coffey also met with local flood victims who shared their experiences of recent floods and how they’d been affected.
The works at the second property, Edenside Barn have already commenced with Adler & Allan carrying out remedial works and spray lining the inside of the barn with our specialist polyurea coating. The work is hoped to be finished in early 2018.