Arup appointed as lead consultant by Environment Agency

Posted: Monday 29th April 2019

Arup, the global engineering and consultancy firm, has been appointed to Lot 1 of the Environment Agency’s new Collaborative Delivery Framework (CDF) to create a better place for people and wildlife in both the North East and Midlands regions. Arup will be supported by a wider supply community including leading professional services firm Jacobs as primary sub-consultant.

The framework is part of the Agency’s Next Generation Supplier Arrangements (NGSA). NGSA aims to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of capital projects through greater collaboration with delivery partners. It is a new way of working that will modernise programme, asset and incident management to achieve improvements in sustainability, value for money and outcome delivery.

Arup will work collaboratively with Agency staff, Lot 2 (Contractor) delivery partners, wider stakeholders and local communities to deliver a programme of projects to create a better environment for people and wildlife. The projects will include flood risk management, water resources, habitat creation, fisheries improvement, coastal resilience and navigation schemes. It will also include provision of professional services related to emergency preparedness and incident management. The framework has a duration of four years, with the option to extend to eight.

Will McBain, Associate Director, Arup, said: “With the ever more frequent threats posed to people and the environment by climate change, the work of the Environment Agency in driving adaptation has never been more important. Being appointed to provide the consultancy services required in two regions gives Arup a unique opportunity to help the Agency to deliver its corporate objectives more efficiently and effectively. We look forward to working in close collaboration with Agency staff, our supply chain partners, local communities and all those with a stake in the capital programme, to deliver the objectives of NGSA”.

Working alongside Arup, as Lot 2 Contractor delivery partners, will be BAM Nuttall in the North East region and Jackson Civil Engineering in the Midlands region.

Toby Willison, Executive Director of Operations, Environment Agency, said: “This ambitious new framework will help us to continue to deliver our £2.6 billion flood and coastal defence programme in a way which ensures that sustainability, efficiency and value for money remain at the very heart of the work we do to protect people, homes and the environment.

The Environment Agency continues to work closely with partners and communities from across the country to deliver our commitment of investing £2.6 billion to better protect 300,000 homes from flooding and coastal erosion over six years.”

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