The Our City Our River project reduces the flood risk to local communities, but it's not just about building a wall, it also has a broader impact and provides many other community benefits.
Archaeological investigations are required to ensure all sensitive areas within the project area have been identified and mapped.
Trent & Peak Archaeology have been appointed to carry out the archaeological investigations for the project by our contractor GBV JV Ltd.
Archaeological excavations have been completed at the following locations:
You can find further information in the progress report compiled by Trent & Peak.
Environmental benefits include the landscaping of areas on Duke Street, City Road and Eutruria Gardens. Trees, shrubs and grass have been planted to enhance the areas adjacent to the river. The grassed areas are going through an establishment phase. More planting will take place in Autumn 2019 and any tree, shrub, or grass not established will be replaced.
The Munio Projects has more details about the Munio environmental benefits.
In summer 2019, a multi-user pathway will be built along the west bank of the River Derwent stretching from Darley Grove to Dean's Field car park in Darley Abbey. Connectivity will be improved between Darley Abbey and Derby and also access improvements to the riverside at Darley Park.
New sports facilities, including tennis courts are being built at Darley Playing Fields and will open in September 2019.
We have engaged with local schools so that more can be learnt about the Our City Our River Project through visiting the site.
Site visits also create the opportunity to find out more about careers in the construction industry.