Anglian Water £400m network – the firms involved


Anglian Water has submitted plans to deliver a major section of its new multimillion-pound water main network – with backing from at least four leading firms.  

Water pipes over a reservoir in north England.
by Rory ButlerJanuary 6, 2023

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The water company aims to install hundreds of miles of interconnecting pipelines from North Lincolnshire, through Cambridgeshire, to Suffolk and Essex, with support from a Strategic Pipeline Alliance. 

The latest pipeline section will run 68 kilometres between Bury St Edmunds and Colchester, and includes above-ground assets in seven locations, including new pumping stations.   

This most southerly section of its network is part of a wider programme, the Water Resources Management Plan (WRMP), which looks 25 years ahead, and is valued at more than £400 million. 

The scheme aims to bring water from the wettest parts in the north of the region to the driest areas in the south and east, potentially ensuring long-term water availability in the East of England. 

Subject to planning consent, the water company expects works to begin this year. 

Strategic Pipeline Alliance 

  • Farrans 
  • Mott MacDonald Bentley  
  • Costain  
  • Jacobs 

Local Authorities 

  • West Suffolk District Council 
  • Babergh District Council   
  • Mid Suffolk District Council   
  • Colchester Borough Council 

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