BCM Complete Civils Element of £18m Flood Defence Scheme

4th February 2021
BCM flood barriers construction

BCM was contracted by Jacksons to construct the civil elements as well as the rail interface of the flood defence at Parsons Level Crossing on the Newhaven to Seaford line.

“We were very pleased to assist Jackson Civil Engineering in completing this vital £ 18m flood defence scheme to protect the town of Newhaven. The scheme will reduce the risk of flooding to approximately 430 homes and 390 businesses in and around the East Sussex town of Newhaven.

This was our first project working with Jacksons and we have developed relationships that we hope we can build on to help them on works in the future.

The team did excellently working in possession over the 54 hour Christmas possession to deliver a challenging and innovative project.”- Andrew Wedlake – Wales and Western Regional Manager

The project forms part of a 5-year flood defence scheme with BCM carrying out the final element of works which is the flood defence to the level crossing.

BCM began their element of the project in November 2020 and after 3 months they completed the project towards the end of January to a high standard and in a timely manner.

The company is proud to play a pivotal part in reducing the risk of flooding for many homes and businesses in the area.

Scope of the works: 

300mm In-situ concrete ring beam with a demountable barrier on top (to be used in the event of a flood)

concrete wall extension

2 No. Under RRAP Crossing 6-way multi duct, chambers with Roxtec Transit Seal.

2 No. Under RRAP Crossing 4-way multi duct, chambers with Roxtec Transit Seal.

1 No. Track drainage & catchpits

1 No. Under track crossing with Nitrile rubber Sheet and Geotextile.

Fencing & gate works

Removal and relocation of existing LOC

C19 Through route connections

Local re-grading of tie ins

Carriageways lift outside of Network Rail boundary


Thank you to Jacksons along with all the suppliers that made this project the success it was.