Using state-of-the-art science and technology

cbec employs innovative design techniques to improve degraded river and coastal systems, enhancing or reinstating natural physical processes to promote a healthy and diverse ecosystem. Such a process- or nature-based approach represents a more sustainable solution, reducing the requirement for ongoing intervention following design implementation.

cbec’s integrated design team includes geomorphologists, field surveyors, hydrologists, numerical modellers, CAD technicians and a graphic illustrator. All play an important role in delivering sustainable river and coastal management solutions that meet client expectations and are presented in simple-to-understand formats. cbec employs a unique iterative approach in which performance testing enables the development of the optimal solution.

In collaboration with Salix, cbec offers a comprehensive package from concept to construction

Salix is a national leader in designing and implementing river, wetland and coastal restoration and channel stabilisation and supplying associated plants and bio-geotextiles. The formal relationship between cbec and Salix enables the delivery of a complete and integrated service: from initial site reconnaissance to options appraisal, high-resolution assessments, detailed design, project specification, construction and implementation and monitoring.

cbec and Salix provide:

  • a fully in-house design and build service
  • an integrated and comprehensive package of optioneering to design to construction
  • accurately costed and specified proposed designs
  • an efficient project management and delivery process developed over years of collaborations.

cbec and Salix have delivered major projects across the UK, including the East Tullos Burn (Aberdeen), the upper River Nairn (Scottish Highlands), the rivers Babingley and Nar (Norfolk), the Rainton Burn (Northumberland) and the River Rhiw (Wales).

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