Dr Kevin Skinner - Atkins

Fluvial Geomorphology assessments - fluvial audits, reach scale assessments, historical channel analysis, bank erosion assessments, design of geomorphologically led solutions
River Restoration and realignments (concept, feasibility, outline and detailed design, technical site supervision and geomorphological monitoring and Post-Project Appraisal)
Water Framework Directive compliance assessments
Expert witness
Woodsmill river restoration scheme (Completed Date: Nov 2010)

Kevin developed the concept, led the outline and detailed design and supervised the construction of this novel restoration scheme at the headquarters of Sussex Wildlife Trust at Woodsmill, Sussex. He has also supported monitoring through Queen Mary University of London and led many site visits to disseminate the results including at the RRC Conference in 2017.

Norton Bridge rail improvements (Completed Date: Sep 2016)

The Norton Bridge Area improvements scheme has removed a rail bottleneck at the existing Norton Bridge Junction on the West Coast Mainline; bringing an increase in capacity and reliability.  This involved the construction of 10 kilometres of new railway as well as the creation of large-scale landscape features including four river realignments. This is a multi-award winning project having won the Best Major Project at the Rail Industry Innovation Awards 2016; a Silver Green Apple Award for conservation and regeneration; a Business Award and Special Wildlife Prize at Stafford Borough Council’s Green awards.  Kevin led the river realignments from concept through outline and detailed design. He was also the River Realignment Manager on site during construction.

Kevin has a wide breadth of experience in river management with key expertise in fluvial geomorphology and river restoration. He has worked in the sector for over 20 years and is a Fellow of CIWEM, Chartered Scientist, Chartered Environmentalist, Industrial Fellow at the University of Nottingham and Senior Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London. He has led many river restoration projects and led the delivery of numerous river realignments across major infrastructure projects. He is also experienced at leading WFD compliance assessments.
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