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Client: Internal Drainage Board

Ovenden Allworks recently completed the water management works for the River Stour Internal Drainage Board.

The works included the removal of the existing water managing structure that had fallen into disrepair and the installation of the new structure with prefabricated tilting weir.

This was completed by installing steel sheet piles across the water course, then fixing the prefabricated tilting weir to the centre of the piles. A walkway with handrail was fabricated on site.

One of the main challenges faced during this project was managing the need to maintain the flow of the water course throughout the works. A temporary cofferdam was constructed, allowing the water level in the works area to be controlled using pumps.