The flood defence dam at Melton Mowbray is ready for action and due to be handed over by Nuttall to the client, the Environment Agency. This 7.6 million-euro scheme will protect the town of Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire from flooding from the River Eye.
The floods caused €21.4 million worth of damage in 1999 with large sections of the town centre under water. The project involved the construction of a 550-metre long clay dam, with a concrete control structure as well as the stabilisation of some 2,200 metres of railway embankment. Work started in August 2001.