Bantry Flood Relief Scheme Appointment

JBA and JB Barry were yesterday officially appointed to the Bantry Flood Relief Scheme.  The project team met with Minister for State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O'Donovan, TD, local councillors and Cork County Council representatives for the formal contract signing and commencement of the project.

The town has experienced a number of major floods in recent years, with the latest associated with Storm Barra in December 2021.  The scheme will include an assessment and mitigation proposals for fluvial, surface water and tidal flooding.  The project will follow the OPW's standard five stage process which will see the scheme progress from initial outline design and options selection, through the planning process to contractor selection and construction.  A series of public engagement events will be held, with more details available in the coming weeks.

This scheme brings the total in the JBA JBB combined portfolio to six.  Manging Director, Jonathan Cooper, says "The challenges are varied but the potential to redesign the public realm is very exciting.  This project will draw on the combined skills of the JBA team, with hydrology and hydraulics, landscape and visualisation and ecology and environment all instrumental in shaping a sustainable and cohesive flood relief scheme for Bantry."       

Pictured are Brian Brogan, Principal Officer, Flood Projects Management OPW; Clodagh Henehan, Divisional Manager, Cork County Council; Minister Patrick O'Donovan; Cllr. Danny Collins; Patrick Murphy, Deputy Mayor; Christopher O'Sullivan TD; Jonathan Cooper, MD of JBA Consulting; Kevin Morey, County Engineer; Anne Marie Conibear, Director JB Barry & Partners and Maurice O'Donoghue, Director of JB Barry & Partners 

Contract signing for Bantry FRS