Local News & Archive — May 27, 2016 at 10:48 am — Updated: May 27, 2016 at 4:13 pm

West Rhyl defences up for two awards

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New coastal defences at West Rhyl have been nominated for two civil engineering awards.

The £15 million project, which opened last November, was designed to protect over 2,700 properties from the risk of flooding. The work included building new defence walls, improving the promenade and creating new cycle routes.

The third phase of the scheme, completed by Dawnus Construction, is one of six nominees in the Civil Engineering Project of the Year category at this year’s British Construction Industry Awards. Judges will visit the projects – including the Victoria pump station at Bristol Water and the modernised Great Western Railway – in July, with the winner being announced on Wednesday 12th October.

The defences have also been nominated for the George Gibby prize at next month’s Institution of Civil Engineers awards in Cardiff, alongside other Welsh projects including the National Sailing Academy in Pwllheli and the A465 dual roads between Brynmawr and Tredegar.

Councillor David Smith of Denbighshire County Council said: ”It is a recognition of the very high quality of this significant project delivered in Rhyl. The works took place near the busy promenade area and a lot of effort went into reducing the impact on the local community and keeping people informed of progress.”

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