£27million Morpeth flood works in running for national award

The Mitford Estate dam built as part of the Morpeth flood works.
The Mitford Estate dam built as part of the Morpeth flood works.

Morpeth’s £27million flood defence scheme is in the running for a national award.

The flood alleviation initiative, officially opened last month, is one of five North East projects to make it to the finals of this year’s Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards in London next month.

It has made it to the final after triumphing in the infrastructure category at this year’s RICS North East Renaissance Awards, held in April.

The region’s other finalists are the Black Barn in Hexham, Stanley’s Greenland Primary School in County Durham, the Tracerco Measurement Technology Centre in Billingham and Redcar and Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart.

Judging chairman David Tuffin said: “With such a high calibre of entries from across the UK, the judges have a tough task to select the category winners, let alone the project of the year.”

For further details, visit www.rics.org/awards

This year’s national final at the Dorchester Hotel on Friday, October 16, will be hosted by broadcaster Sian Williams.