Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Birmingham City Council
The Environment Agency
Main - CPC Civils; Guardrail - Alpha Rail
Pedestrian Parapet Guardrail
Pedestrian Parapet Guardrail has been installed to an area in south west Birmingham as part of a £4m flood alleviation scheme.
Selly Park South Flood Risk Management Scheme was enacted in a response to severe flash flooding that occurred in the summer of 2016 which caused chaos with hundreds of homes, businesses, cars and roads becoming submerged under water.
This defence plan will reduce the risk of flooding to over 150 local homes and businesses in the Selly Park North and Selly Oak area of Birmingham. The scheme will also help to keep highway routes and infrastructure open to emergency services in times of adverse weather.
Delivered by the Environment Agency, working as part of the Rea Catchment Partnership, the flood alleviation scheme involves deepening and widening an existing flood water storage area near the Bourn Brook Walkway on Harborne Lane.
Flow improvement works will also be carried out, raising land on two plots to ensure that future Pebble Mill development is safely above the flood level and creating an overland flow route to direct flows to a new bypass culvert running underneath the Pershore Road.
Appointed by Civil Engineering Contractors, CPC Civils, Alpha Rail was instructed to manufacture, supply and install 136 linear metres of Pedestrian Parapet Guardrail.
The pedestrian barrier was installed to specific areas within Selly Oak Park to guide pedestrians along approved pathways and to separate them from oncoming vehicular traffic and potential high risk areas.
On behalf of CPC Civils, Joe McGillicuddy said “This scheme is a great example of how, by working with trusted contractors like Alpha Rail, we can better protect homes and businesses but also deliver other benefits to local people: such as helping to keep vital transport links open.”
Phil Ball, Sales Director at Alpha Rail added: “Alpha Rail is the preferred supplier to many local authorities and civil engineering contractors who respect the expertise and technical advice we can bring to their highways projects where pedestrian safety is of paramount importance.”