The UK’s largest inland flood risk scheme has moved forward with the award of a major appraisal study to GBV, a joint venture comprising Galliford Try and Black & Veatch. The studies represent a critical next step for the scheme. Flood risk for more than 15,000 properties, including all communities between Datchet and Teddington, will be reduced by the River Thames Scheme. The work encompasses many areas affected by major flooding in the winter of 2013-14. Read the full story.