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Ipswich Tidal Barrier

The new tidal barrier scheme, which runs along the River Orwell in Ipswich, for a 30m wide tidal barrier gate. This will complete the defences the Environment Agency has been upgrading in recent years to greatly reduce the risk of future flooding. 

SPS supplied 75no. Concrete mattresses to stabilise the River Orwell riverbed from increased scour conditions during the construction period.

The new flood gate will prevent surge tides and allow control and protection for more than 1,500 residential and 400 commercial properties currently within the risk area.