The aim of the programme is to help Thames Water increase resilience, efficiency and innovation in its operations, while also improving affordability for its customers and supporting the economic and population growth in the South East of England.
Galliford Try was selected to work on both of the initial lots of Thames Water’s framework, infrastructure and non-infrastructure, and GHD will support across all activity to design and construct solutions. The contract is for the duration of the water sector’s asset management period that runs from 2020 to 2025 (AMP7), with the potential to extend for a further five years into AMP8.
The scope of infrastructure work extends from the refurbishment, replacement and provision of sewers, potable water pipelines and pumping station assets through to the inspection and maintenance of aqueducts and tunnels. Non-infrastructure work focuses on the improvement of potable water and wastewater treatment assets, such as sewage works and service and storage reservoirs.
The contract win follows another recent framework appointment to deliver design services across Severn Trent Water's waste infrastructure network.
Ben Aynsley, operations director for water and property at GHD, says: “We are delighted to be playing a role in this important programme to drive significant improvements across the Thames Water network, which in turn will deliver enhanced service and value for money for customers. This appointment represents a significant step forward in our UK water strategic growth plan: our work in improving water and wastewater services for London and the Thames Valley will directly create lasting community benefit, in addition to strengthening our experience in the South East, a key growth region for us.”