Bantry Flood Relief Scheme, Cork


    We were appointed by Cork County Council and the Office of Public Works to design a flood relief scheme (FRS) for the town of Bantry. The design of the FRS will alleviate the current flood events the town experiences while also remaining adaptable for any future climate change impacts on the town.

    The areas at particular risk follow the path of the Mill River, Alley River and Scart Stream through the town and the Mealagh River to the north of the town. Bantry is also affected by tidal flooding with coastal areas identified as at risk. There are problems with the poor structural condition and flow capacity of culverts in the town. One of the significant causes of flooding is high tides entering the local storm drainage network causing flooding, as well as river flooding from the Mill River and tributaries. Bantry is prone to flash flooding from the numerous small steep rivers that flow through the town.

    The project is comprised of five stages:

    Stage 1 - Scheme Development and Design
    Stage 2 - Environmental Assessment and Planning Process
    Stage 3 - Detailed Design and Contractor Procurement
    Stage 4 - Construction
    Stage 5 - Handover

    Further information on the progress of this scheme can be found at

    Client: Cork County Council / Office of Public Works
    Location: Bantry, Co. Cork
    Value: Undisclosed

    We are working on this project in partnership with JBA Consulting.