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Consultants chosen for Thames Tideway support services framework

14 Jul 16 Three companies have been selected to provide commercial support services for the £4.2bn Thames Tideway Tunnel, London's so-called ‘super-sewer’.

Under the framework agreement, Arcadis, Turner & Townsend and Gardiner & Theobold (G&T) will provide a variety of consultancy services on the project over the next four years.

They were selected following a competitive tender process

Mark Sneesby, chief operating officer and project client organisation Tideway, said: “We’re delighted to have Arcadis, Turner & Townsend and G&T on board. As we start main construction work on the Thames Tideway Tunnel, we are confident that having the knowledge and expertise of three of the most prominent consultancies will be a huge asset in our work to clean up London’s river.”

Arcadis partner Martyn Court said: “We have been working with Thames Water for the last four years, throughout the procurement phase and supporting the transfer of the project to its new owner last year. With a team of more than 30 people involved in the project – from business advisory and risk and cost specialists, through to water conveyancing and tunnelling experts – it’s a real testament to the strength of our combined expertise to be assured of our continued involvement.”

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Turner & Townsend director of infrastructure Peter Depledge said: “We’re delighted to be playing a role in ensuring the timely delivery of such a huge and important project which will deliver a positive outcome for Londoners for generations ahead.”

G&T partner Rob Knight said: “Having had an involvement in the Thames Tideway Tunnel programme since 2013, Gardiner & Theobald is delighted to have been appointed as a key supplier to the commercial support services framework.  We are looking forward to working with the Tideway team and providing our skills and experience on this major London project.”

Construction of the 25km sewer tunnel under London is set to start this year and be completed in 2023.

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