Contractors appointed to £2.6bn water sector projects


Anglian Water has announced the continuation of its @one Alliance partnership for the next Asset Management Period (AMP8) between 2025 and 2030, with £2.6 billion marked for investment. 

The water company is retaining all existing @one Alliance partners including Balfour Beatty, Barhale, Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB), MWH Treatment, Skanska and SWECO, with the addition of Binnies. 

The group is set to deliver a record £2.6 billion of the water company’s overall investment in AMP8, with much of this work targeted at protecting and enhancing the East of England’s natural environment and providing resilience to climate change.  

This investment portfolio forms part of Anglian Water’s wider £9 billion plans for AMP8, which will see a programme of investment across the East of England between 2025 and 2030. 

Anglian Water was an early adopter within the sector to start an alliancing model to deliver its capital programmes across the East of England.  

Since the @one Alliance’s launch in 2005, its approach has been held up as an exemplar in the Government’s Construction Playbook.  

Jason Tucker, director of strategic delivery and commercial assurance for Anglian Water, said: “The opportunity our next five-year regulatory period, AMP8, affords for Anglian Water and the @one Alliance to deliver on our purpose of bringing environmental and social prosperity to the region we serve is unprecedented. 

“The scale of investment to enhance our environment and to secure water supplies for future generations is massive and I’m delighted that our long-standing and successful @one Alliance will continue to help us deliver our capital investment programme in support of our growing region.” 

Ian Hutchinson, managing director of the @one Alliance, added: “Alliancing in this way allows partners to reimagine traditional ways of working by encouraging innovative thinking, advancement of new technology, and collaborative working between partners. 

“By combining the @one Alliance’s partners’ years of investing in innovation and efficient delivery, we’ve been able to decrease the total cost of our proposed AMP8 plans from £10 billion to £9 billion, a 10 per cent reduction.  

“We’ve already seen how successful and powerful a truly integrated and collaborative alliancing approach can be. That’s why we’re delighted to welcome back our much-valued partners, along with Binnies this AMP, to support us in delivering this much-needed investment for our region.” 

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