An £8 million Enabling Works contract for LLWR’s Repository Development Programme (RDP) has been awarded to Graham.
The two year contract will deliver key infrastructure elements on the Repository Site, such as construction compounds, haul roads, material stockpile areas and drainage lagoons, that will allow the final cap over waste disposal vaults and legacy trenches to be constructed under RDP, LLWR’s biggest ever programme, spanning more than 30 years.
The Enabling Works contract, which commences in January 2020, will see LLWR continuing its relationship with Graham following completion of a range of infrastructure and security projects delivered under their Engineering Design and Construction Framework.
Jonathan Evans, Head of Programmes and Projects at LLWR, congratulated Graham’s on the contract award and said construction activities were expected to start in April 2020.
He added: “It is worth recognising that whilst we will be continuing to work with Graham, the Enabling Works contract is new and will operate entirely separately from the existing Framework with a defined scope and a different commercial delivery model.”
Activities are well underway on the Repository Site to provide the space needed to import the large volumes of materials that will be required to construct the cap.
Steve Beattie, Contracts Director, Civil Engineering, at Graham, said: “We are delighted to have been selected by LLWR for the Enabling Works contract, which is testament to the successful delivery of the joint objectives and project deliverables that shaped our Engineering Design and Construction Framework portfolio over the last five years.
“It continues our established relationship with LLWR and is a positive reflection of the strength and professionalism of our site team. We place a strong emphasis on repeat business, and this contract demonstrates the impact that our industry leading processes have made in the development of a mutually beneficial long term partnership.”
Graham is a privately owned company with a 200 year history that specialises in building, civil engineering, interior fit out, facilities management and investments, across the UK and Ireland.