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Morgan Sindall and Grontmij awarded contract to improve Scarborough's bathing waters

The Morgan Sindall Grontmij joint venture (MGJV), has been awarded a circa £26 million project from Yorkshire Water Services to improve Scarborough’s bathing water quality.

The project involves the construction of additional storm water storage facilities at Wheatcroft Sewage Pumping Station as well as a new 25 metre diameter, 35 metre deep storage shaft at Toll House Pumping Station. The MGJV team will also construct diversion and reconnection tunnels between the existing sewer, Toll House pumping station and a new Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO).

In addition, a new CSO will be built at the Corner Café site whilst the existing pumping station at Scalby Mills pre-treatment facility will be extended and major pumps added. These will discharge into a new 800 millimetre diameter rising main which will be laid for two kilometres over farmland up to the existing Scarborough Waste Water Treatment Works where the team will construct three new settlement tanks and an ultra violet treatment facility. The treated discharge will then pass through a further two kilometres of new 900 millimetre diameter pipe to the existing sea outfall.

The completed project will improve the quality of the water which is discharged into the sea during storms.

Jag Paddam, managing director of Infrastructure at Morgan Sindall, says: “We are delighted to have been awarded this project which will use the expertise of both our Infrastructure and Tunnelling teams. This expertise has enabled us to optimise the scheme design and construction method to minimise disruption to the general public.

“We look forward to building on our successful working relationship with Yorkshire Water to deliver this scheme for the benefit of the local community.”

The design work is already underway, with construction due to start this month for completion in February 2014.

The Scarborough project has been awarded as part of the AMP5 Yorkshire Water Framework, to which Morgan Sindall and Grontmij were appointed in August 2010. Projects under this framework range in value from £5 million to £50 million and include clean water and waste water projects from feasibility through design and construction to commissioning and handover.


For more information about this news release please contact Laura Bradley on 01788 534638 or email