BAM Nuttall Mott MacDonald (BMM) JV has now picked up two further contracts through the WEM (Water and Environment Management) framework with the Environment Agency. These latest successes involve the delivery of the Exeter Flood Alleviation Scheme and the North Asset Recovery Programme.
The Exeter scheme will involve the 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 scheme will protect 2,270 residential, 1,000 commercial properties, 24 listed buildings, 2 Scheduled Monuments, 2 emergency services stations, 4 schools, 7 surgery/ health centres, St David’s Station & main line railway, Countess Wear sewage treatment works’ trunk sewer, several important roads within the city at Exe Bridges, the A377, and Marsh Barton.
The North Asset Recovery Programme involves the recovery of flood defences following the storms and floods that took place during last winter (2015/2106). 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.
Commenting on these two contract awards BMMJV WEM Framework Director Allan Rogers commented: ‘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.’