Following on from previous contract awards in Leeds and Great Yarmouth, the BAM Nuttall Mott MacDonald (BMM) JV has now picked up two further contracts through the Water and Environment Management (WEM) framework with the Environment Agency.
The new work is on the Exeter Flood Alleviation Scheme and the North Asset Recovery Programme.
The Exeter scheme involves construction of flood defences on both banks of the River Exe from Cowley Bridge to Countess Weir. The defences will include walls, banks, demountable weirs, gates and glass panels. Landscaping and habitat area creation will also be undertaken. The North Asset Recovery Programme involves the restoration of flood defences damaged by storms and floods in December 2015. The BMMJV has been awarded the works in the York & North East and Lower Aire & Upper Aire catchments. The scope includes inspecting and surveying assets, developing designs and carrying out construction to return assets to their pre-storm condition.
Allan Rogers, WEM framework director for the joint venture, said: “The WEM framework is approaching its third anniversary and we a pleased with our recent successes. A collaborative approach from the Environment Agency and local authorities utilising the WEM framework to procure flood defence schemes is leading to efficient and sustainable outcomes for many stakeholders. BMMJV is looking forward to contributing to the government targets for protecting 300,000 homes through the WEM framework and beyond.”