Counters Creek Flood Alleviation Scheme

  • Sector:Water & Utilities
  • Client:Thames Water
  • Location:London
  • Value:£8m

The Counters Creek Flood Alleviation Scheme (CCFAS) was developed
following widespread basement flooding caused by intense rainfalls
in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the London
Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Thames Water appointed
Barhale to design and construct the local sewer upgrades. The scope
of works, which covered seven local schemes, included the installation
of new sewers, the construction of two new pumping stations and
sewer networks, and the installation of three FLIP devices utilising
Combi approved systems.
The original design raised several challenges, including closure of
main roads in a densely populated area, importing approx. 2000t
aggregates and removal of 1800t of spoil, and potential settlement
issues affecting nearby structures and utilities. Barhale proposed a
new, innovative and cost-effective design and safely completed the
project by June 2020, in line with Thames Water’s commitment.