Published: Thursday, 30th August 2018
An excellent turnout of 74 companies attended the Hawick Flood Protection Scheme’s contractors and suppliers’ information day on Wednesday.
The event gave national firms and local companies from across the Borders the chance to find out more about the work opportunities the scheme has to offer as well as details on timescales and on the town.
Executive Member for Roads and Infrastructure, Councillor Gordon Edgar
“We were delighted with the turnout at the information event in the Town Hall, which saw 74 companies speak to our project team about getting involved in the Hawick Flood Protection Scheme.
“Companies – especially those who could not attend Wednesday’s information day - can now register their interest in becoming involved in the scheme at www.hawickfloodscheme.com.”
Local accommodation providers, restaurants and cafes who could also see spin-off benefits from the project are also encouraged to register their interest.
All of the information registered on the website will be provided to the main contractors undertaking the procurement process over the next nine months.
What is the Hawick Flood Scheme?
The Hawick Flood Protection Scheme will deliver protection from a 1 in 75 flood event to over 900 residential and commercial properties at risk along the River Teviot and Slitrig Water, with the main contract starting in summer 2019 and due to be completed in 2022.
The scheme will also deliver multiple benefits to the town of Hawick, maximising the cultural, heritage, educational, environmental, energy and health opportunities that a major civil engineering project can deliver in partnership with the community and external organisations.
This has included the creation of Community Vision and Traffic Management working groups to ensure key community stakeholders can help shape the project.
Further information is available by searching ‘Hawick Flood’ under the notices sections of www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk.
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