Mallon announces £500,000 flood alleviation scheme in Antrim complete

Date published: 24 March 2022

Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon has announced that a £500,000 flood alleviation scheme on the Hollywell Burn in the Kilbegs Road area of Antrim is now complete.

Minister is pictured with (left to right) Mark Coalter, Atkins, Ronan Devlin, DFI, Jonathan McKee, DFI and John Gallagher, ACS Civils

The scheme included the construction of a new flood wall and earth embankment works.  

Minister Mallon said:

“I am pleased to announce the completion of this vital scheme. As result of this significant investment, flood risk should be reduced to approximately 18 commercial properties in the Kilbegs Business Park.

“I was on site at Holywell Burn last year which gave me the opportunity to meet the team and see the work behind construction of this 410 metre long floodwall and earth embankment. It is great to see this work now finished and be able to announce the scheme’s completion.”

The Minister concluded:

“I committed during my time as Minister to taking action to protect homes and businesses from flooding and I have followed through on this commitment by allocating £19 million in funding for flood alleviation schemes across the North in my 2021/22 budget, an increase of £11 million from last year. Schemes like Holywell Burn demonstrate how our infrastructure can improve the lives of people and communities across the North.”

Notes to editors: 

  1. Photo caption: Minister is pictured with (left to right) Mark Coalter, Atkins, Ronan Devlin, DFI, Jonathan McKee, DFI and John Gallagher, ACS Civils
  2. The construction of the scheme was undertaken by ACS Civils.
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