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Belfast Tidal Flood Alleviation

Belfast Tidal Flood Alleviation

The Belfast Tidal Flood Alleviation Scheme reduces the risk of flooding to Belfast City Centre from storm events up to 1:200 year and 2080 event.

Works follow the course of the River Lagan for 9km and extend from Stranmillis in South Belfast to the Herron Road in Belfast Harbour Estate. Works include a combination of in-situ reinforced concrete flood walls, glass walls and demountable barriers.

The project protects:

  • 1,103 residential
  • 430 non-residential properties

All these properties were at risk of flooding from tidal events.

A 150m in river section includes a rock armoured revetment structure and reinforced concrete flood wall.


DfI Roads and Rivers




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James Nicholl

James Nicholl

Pre Construction Manager
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James Nicholl

Pre Construction Manager

James leads all pre-construction activity including Business Development, Supply Chain Engagement, Preparation of PQQs, Tenders and Managing Multi-Disciplinary Teams.  A graduate of the Queens University of Belfast, James is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, specialising in infrastructure and marine engineering.

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