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BAM appointed to help South West Water deliver its £2.8 billion programme

UK’s South West Water (SWW) has enlisted BAM as a key player in its ambitious £2.8 billion investment endeavor, known as the AMP 8 Engineering Capital Delivery Programme. This initiative aims to enhance major infrastructure and bolster water resilience in response to climate change challenges.

BAM’s role encompasses enhancing wastewater infrastructure in Cornwall, directly addressing beach pollution and enhancing water quality for approximately 3.5 million individuals across the South West region. This effort is part of the broader Amplify alliance, which includes construction partners like Clancy, Mott McDonald Bentley, Tilbury Douglas, MWH Treatment, and Network Plus Envolve. Together, they will execute SWW’s investment plan from 2025 to 2030.

BAM’s role encompasses enhancing wastewater infrastructure in Cornwall, directly addressing beach pollution and enhancing water quality for approximately 3.5 million individuals across the South West region

Huw Jones, Executive Director, BAM, said: ‘We are delighted to have been selected as a major partner in the South West Water Alliance to help deliver such a significant programme of infrastructure improvements. We look forward to supporting South West Water to deliver this vital programme of investment that will benefit millions of people across the South West by improving water quality, reducing pollution and delivering a sustainable environment. This portfolio of work wholly aligns with our commitment to build a sustainable tomorrow, as we look to support South West Water on their journey to net zero, whilst leaving a lasting legacy for communities across the South West.’

Susan Davy, South West Water’s Chief Executive, said: ‘I’m delighted to introduce Amplify, which will turn our record planned investment of £2.8 billion in the region into reality for customers and communities. We’re already tackling the challenges customers care about most, and by working with our supply chain partners, we will also be creating jobs and supporting the local economy across the Greater South West.’

The Alliance has already embarked on preparing projects aimed at significantly reducing storm overflow usage, preserving the region’s pristine bathing waters, and fortifying water resilience. This initiative is expected to inject vitality into the local economy, creating approximately 2,000 new jobs. Planned investments include new treatment facilities and reservoirs, underscoring the company’s enduring commitment to its stakeholders and the environment.

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