Humber: Hull Frontage Flood Defence Improvements

Closes 31 Mar 2021

Opened 21 Aug 2018

Overview

The Humber: Hull Frontage scheme is a £42 million flood defence scheme to upgrade the defences along the edge of the Humber Estuary to protect the city of Hull from tidal flooding.

The scheme will reduce the risk of flooding from the estuary for 113,000 properties.  It will upgrade tidal flood defences at eight locations along the estuary foreshore, including at St Andrew's Quay Retail Park and Victoria Dock Village. In total more than seven kilometres of tidal flood defences along the estuary frontage will be improved.

Victoria Dock Village West - Plimsoll Way

Current update

Contractor BMM-JV - a joint venture between BAM Nuttall and Mott MacDonald - are on site and have begun work.

The Environment Agency is hosting a public event to celebrate this on the 16th May 2019 at the Mortimer Suite in Hull City Hall, (HU1 3NA) between 2pm and 7pm.  Please join us to meet the team and find out more about the progress being made with designs for the scheme.

 

Work on the scheme is scheduled to be completed by March 2021. 

Victoria Dock Village East - Harbour Way

Why is this work needed?

In the past 65 years, there have been three major tidal events in Hull.  The most significant  of these occurred in December 2013 when 264 properties were flooded when the existing defences were overtopped. During high spring tides, water levels in the estuary have the potential to rise by around one to three metres above some parts of the city.

The Humber: Hull Frontage Scheme is one of a number of flood alleviation projects that form part of the Humber Flood Risk Management Strategy. The Environment Agency and 12 local authorities around the Humber are working together to review and determine how we manage tidal flood risk around the Humber Estuary, including rivers where tidal flow is the main source of tidal flood risk.

Victoria Dock Village West - Half Tide Basin

In 2008, the Humber Flood Risk Management Strategy identified the need for a review of tidal defences in and around the city of Hull. We reviewed 19 kilometres of existing defences along the north bank of the Humber, through Hull from Saltend in the east to the city’s boundary at Hessle Haven in the west. This detailed review included a visual inspection programme, surveys and updated flood modelling.

Our review concluded that improved flood defences were required over seven kilometres of the study area and that work was needed in eight separate locations along the estuary frontage.

Working in partnership

This investment will be supported by a further four kilometres of new and raised defences on either side of the city, at Hessle, where work is currently being planned and at Paull, where defences have already been completed. This work is delivered by East Riding of Yorkshire Council in partnership with the Environment Agency.

 

 

 

We are providing information and copies of documents for information and awareness purposes only. If you would like to provide some feedback on how useful the information is please download the feedback form below and return it to deborah.broughton@environment-agency.gov.uk

The information is not part of a consultation.

Audiences

  • Recreational and commercial river users
  • Fishing clubs and representative associations
  • Members of the public with an interest in the river, the species and conservation
  • Businesses
  • Charities
  • Statutory organisations
  • NGOs
  • Members of the public
  • Elected representatives, including MPs
  • Local councils
  • Academics
  • Environment Agency customers
  • IDBs
  • Local authorities
  • District and parish councils
  • Environmental bodies
  • Land owners
  • Farming associations
  • Drainage associations
  • RFCCs
  • Elected representatives, including MPs
  • Water companies
  • Members of the public
  • Recreational and commercial river users
  • Community groups

Interests

  • Flood management