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West Kirby Flood Alleviation Scheme

Event organised by ICE

13 November 2023

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The West Kirby Flood Alleviation Scheme, completed in August 2023, was the first Local Authority coastal flood defence scheme in the North West of England to be delivered under the Environment Agency’s Collaborative Delivery Framework.

The scheme, which took over a decade to come to fruition, presented significant challenges in gaining approval, managing environmental constraints, design development and technical detailing, community liaison and construction management throughout the period.

The presentation covers the development of the scheme from inception to completion and comprise three key stages of the project:

    • The history and background, including policy, risk and community liaison.
    • The development of the detailed design of the works.
    • An overview of the construction programme.

Organised and hosted by ICE Merseyside Branch.


Ryan Rooprai

Ryan Rooprai


associate director

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Ryan Rooprai

Ryan is an associate director in the Water Division of consultants AECOM, who were the principal designers for the project. Ryan has over 15 years’ experience in the design and construction of coastal and flood defence works and was design lead for the project.

Marc Wood

Marc Wood

Volker Stevin Infrastructure

site agent

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Marc Wood

Marc was site agent for the contractor, Volker Stevin Infrastructure, which constructed the works. He was responsible for the day to day running of the site operations including management of all construction activities and liaison with local residents, RNLI and other stakeholders. Marc has 14 years’ experience in construction, the last two years with Volker Stevin.

For more information please contact:

Lauren Moczulski