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McL&H receives Saltire Society Project Commendation


McLaughlin & Harvey’s successful delivery of the £10m Ness Phase 2 Flood Alleviation Scheme in Inverness has received a Project Commendation from the Saltire Society Civil Engineering Awards.

In total 17 projects were shortlisted, and 4 received commendations. The award covers all aspects of the River Ness project including design, advance works and Phase 1 of the scheme. The award recognises the effort of the combined delivery team to deliver a complex project within the city centre of Inverness whilst minimising the impact on the local community.

The project consists of 3km of flood defence walls along the banks of the River Ness, defending 3000 residential and business properties from flooding. The opportunity was also taken to enhance the Inverness waterfront with sandstone cladding to walls and public realm improvements.

The judges also noted the great effort that the site team made in minimising impacts on local residents and high levels of community engagement.

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