South West Water has announced the businesses who will support its ambitious new capital investment programme worth almost £3 billion.

The company has appointed a number of partners to help deliver its major infrastructure schemes planned for 2025-2030, designed to meet the needs of its customers, communities and the environment.

South West Water’s recently announced new business plan for the next five years will drive investment into the local economy and create around 2,000 new jobs, with new treatment works and reservoirs among the investments planned.

To help deliver these projects in the west of the region, BAM Nuttall, Clancy and Mott McDonald Bentley have been appointed as main construction partners, and in the east, Tilbury Douglas, MWH Treatment and Network Plus Envolve.

They will be supported by a range of professional consultants: Stantec, Long O Donnell, and Turner & Townsend will provide project management; Aecom, Chandlers KBS and Turner & Townsend will ensure best value-for-money; while Aecom, Arcadis, Pell Frischmann, Stantec and WSP will produce innovative designs.

The appointments will help South West Water achieve its record £2.8bn investment programme to tackle the biggest challenges head on, including dramatically reducing the use of storm overflows through its WaterFit programme, maintaining the region’s excellent bathing waters, and strengthening water resilience in the face of climate change.

Meanwhile, a number of locally based specialist firms will be appointed in the next few months to complete the company’s new engineering delivery model, designed to provide flexibility and resilience to meet demand and support workloads across the whole region.

Susan Davy, South West Water’s Chief Executive, said: 'These appointments will help turn our plan – the right one for our region – into reality. We’re already tackling the challenges we face, but with greater investment we can go further and faster. We look forward to working with our partners over the years to come as we deliver the projects to meet the needs of the Greater South West.'