South West Water announces new strategic partnership to support multi-billion-pound investment programme

South West Water has announced the partners who will support its ambitious new investment programme worth almost £3 billion.

The company has appointed a number of businesses to help deliver its major infrastructure schemes planned for AMP-8 between 2025-2030.

South West Water’s recently announced new business plan for the next five years will drive investment into the local economy and create around 2,000 new jobs, with new treatment works and reservoirs among the investments planned.

To help deliver these projects in the west of the region, BAM Nuttall, Clancy and Mott McDonald Bentley have been appointed as main construction partners, and in the east, Tilbury Douglas, MWH Treatment and Network Plus Envolve.

The Strategic Partnership also includes a range of professional consultants: Stantec, Long O Donnell, and Turner & Townsend will provide project management; Aecom, ChandlersKBS and Turner & Townsend will ensure best value-for-money; while Aecom, Arcadis, Pell Frischmann, Stantec and WSP will produce innovative designs.

The appointments will help South West Water achieve its record £2.8bn investment programme to tackle the biggest challenges head on, including dramatically reducing the use of storm overflows through its WaterFit programme, maintaining the region’s excellent bathing waters, and strengthening water resilience in the face of climate change.

Meanwhile, a number of local specialist firms will be appointed in the next few months to complete the company’s new delivery model, designed to provide flexibility and resilience to meet demand and support workloads across the whole region.

Susan Davy, South West Water’s Chief Executive, said:

“These appointments will help turn our plan – the right one for our region – into reality. We’re already tackling the challenges we face, but with greater investment we can go further and faster. We look forward to working with our partners over the years to come as we deliver the projects to meet the needs of the Greater South West.”

Sally Walters, Stantec operations director, commented:

“We know South West Water needs the best engineering consultancy resources in the market to support its ambitious AMP 8 programme. Our local knowledge and expanding presence in the region, coupled with our national and global interdisciplinary specialisms puts Stantec in an excellent position to support this. Our teams are perfectly placed to meet South West Water Limited’s requirements over the next period.”

Jon Cooke, Stantec regional director, added:

“At Stantec, we take pride in helping guide our water sector clients towards cutting-edge solutions and technology that will help them become more resilient, more efficient, and more sustainable. Our projects push the boundaries of what’s possible, using innovation and harnessing nature. We’re delighted to be supporting the delivery of ambitious investment strategies which will bring a wide range of benefits to communities and customers.”



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