Safeguarding a vital supply

Offering an end-to-end service for the water sector

  • Ensuring the security of the UK’s water supplies
  • Working to help remove hundreds of properties from flood risk registers
  • Mitigating the risk of failure of old and underperforming assets and consequent fines or penalties

Our water sector customers receive an end-to-end service through our broad range of capabilities covering civil engineering, utility services, tunnelling, and mechanical and electrical design and installation.

Working with many of the UK’s water companies, we help them to improve their water and wastewater assets, ensure the security of water supplies and mitigate the risk of failure of old and underperforming assets and consequent fines or penalties. Delivering a range of projects from small plants to major treatment facilities, our customers include Severn Trent Water, Thames Water, Yorkshire Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and Bristol Water.

Our projects include five year frameworks for Welsh Water, Severn Trent Water and Yorkshire Water; we are also part of a joint venture to deliver the four-mile Lee Tunnel worth more than £400 million for Thames Water. The tunnel, delivered by the MVB joint venture between Morgan Sindall plc, VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bachy Soletanche, will improve water quality in the River Lee by intercepting a combined sewer overflow at Abbey Mills Pumping Station, Beckford.

We have also provided two extensions to the Thames Water Ring Main, stretching for five kilometres between Brixton and Honor Oak in south London, and four and a half kilometres from Stoke Newington to New River Head in north London. Combined, the tunnels can carry an additional 500 million litres of water each day, passing beneath Network Rail, Channel Rail Link, London Underground and British Waterways underground structures.

Our water capabilities are complemented by industry-leading tunnelling expertise, and our work in the energy sector, where we hold a number of long-term gas and electricity frameworks.