Cumbria Resilience Project receives ministerial visit

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.



Testimonials


...again, appreciate the swift response with our customers this weekend.
Certas Energy
...a quick note to thank you and your staff for your assistance on what was quite a challenging project and for the professional way in which it was carried out. I am extremely pleased and relieved that the work went smoothly and without incident.
Carrs Milling Industries PLC
…thanks for the assistance that your call out team provided to help us deal with the water ingress into our building here…I know we get a good service from yourselves with regards to looking after our fuel system but when called upon at such short notice to help out with the water leak, we received an excellent service once again.
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