Companies invited to get involved in Hawick Flood Protection Scheme

Contractors and suppliers from across the Scottish Borders are being invited to find out about the work opportunities the Hawick Flood Protection Scheme has to offer.

An information day will be held on Wednesday 29 August in Hawick Town Hall from 11am to 8pm, where local businesses can get more details on one of the biggest infrastructure projects ever to take place in the Borders.

The informal drop-in event will see the project team on hand to discuss all aspects of the scheme with any small, medium or large contractor or supplier.

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 June 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 on the event is available by searching ‘Hawick Flood’ under the notices sections of www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk or via email: hawickfloodps@scotborders.gov.uk.

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