Stantec appointed to design new Wrangle Pumping Station in East Lincolnshire

Stantec has been appointed to design the new Wrangle Pumping Station in East Lincolnshire following its support in obtaining full project funding from the Environment Agency. The pumping station provides flood protection for a catchment area of approximately 2,169ha, containing approximately 117 residential properties and 26 commercial properties that would otherwise be at risk. The majority of the catchment is high grade arable land and of national importance in terms of food production.

Stantec was initially appointed to provide feasibility work to consider the potential replacement of the existing Wrangle Pumping Station. This led to the preparation of a Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management Grant-in-Aid funding application which was successful in obtaining full project funding to the estimated value of £3.87m. Approval was granted in March 2022.

Subsequently Stantec has completed the outline design for the proposed pumping station. The pumping station proposes to use an innovative type of land drainage pump considered by the Environment Agency as best in class for promoting eel passage and far more efficient and sustainable than traditional pumps.

Simon Darch, Project Director, at Stantec, said: “We’re delighted to take this project forward which demonstrates our ability to deliver water level management schemes and the full package of consultancy disciplines required to deliver a scheme from start to finish. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with W4IDB and indeed other internal drainage boards associated with the Water Management Alliance (WMA), showing how we can work with clients to achieve funding support for projects that would otherwise be unfeasible.”

Ed Johnson, Chief Engineer, Witham Fourth District Internal Drainage Board said: “This is an excellent result for the Board, on the confirmation of DEFRA Flood Risk Grant in Aid for Wrangle Pumping Station project. When we originally put the pumping station forward for grant aid, our goal was to obtain enough funding for a refurbishment. We are delighted that Stantec’s hard work has obtained us full funding for a new replacement pumping station.”




Drivers point to growth in Africa’s industrial water market 

With multiple drivers for growth in the industrial market, the challenges for water in Africa are more around implementation than technology, says Walid Khoury...

Aquatech China launches full-service Exhibitor Concierge Service

In a move to elevate the exhibitor experience, the organiser of Aquatech China has announced the launch of an exclusive Aquatech China Concierge Service. The...

Waterwise announces new board members

Environmental campaigning organisation, Waterwise, has announced three new Board Members. Waterwise – whose vision is that water is used wisely every day, everywhere, by...

Jacobs and Mott MacDonald appointed technical partner by Thames Water in the UK

Jacobs and Mott MacDonald have been selected by Thames Water, the U.K.’s largest water and waste utility, as technical partner to support delivery of...