Farrans has signed two contracts worth in the region of £100m with Northumbrian Water Limited to deliver improvement works which will provide a resilient supply of clean and clear water to its customers for decades to come.
In County Durham and Tees Valley, Farrans will be improving the underground network of water pipes, installing 34km of new pipes, 800mm in diameter, between Lartington Water Treatment Works and Shildon via Whorley Hill. We’re taking the pipeline across the River Tees at two locations. At Cotherstone, we’re constructing a tunnel that will run 20m under the river bed and, at Alwent Beck, we’re building a pipe bridge.
The project is expected to complete in summer 2025.
This project will have an integral role in providing resilience in the water supply in England, utilising our in-house design capabilities and further cementing our expertise in the water sector. We are currently on site with major water projects across the UK and Ireland with clients including Anglian Water, Affinity Water, Northern Ireland Water and Uisce Éireann and we have an already established collaborative relationship and a successful history of delivery with Northumbrian Water.
We are looking forward to growing our presence in the north of England having recently opened a new office in Leeds to support our work in this area.