Joint venture C2V+, which comprises VolkerStevin and CH2M, has completed United Utilities’ only Bathing Water Directive output for the last financial year.
The business has been working on the project at Allonby village since May 2015 and works have just been completed. The £4.5 million scheme is generated to help improve bathing waters at Allonby, on Cumbria’s Solway coastline.
Framework director for C2V+, Darren Hynes, said: “We are delighted to have finished this project, particularly as it is our client’s only completed output in the last financial year.
“The works will reduce spills of untreated sewage and improve the quality of the treated wastewater which is returned to the sea. Previously, the Environment Agency rated the bathing water around Allonby as poor so this will be a fantastic improvement for the community.”
The scope of the contract included installation of a 212m sewer pipe, a new inlet screen, additional septic and humus tanks, and a new buried storage tank which is capable of holding 4,000 baths full of waste water.
It also included an upgraded UV plant to accommodate increased flows (from 5.2 l/s to 10 l/s), a FtFT inlet pumping station providing additional pre-treatment storage, a tidal pumping station replacing the existing gravity system, increasing the flow capacity to outfall, pipelines and ancillary structures.
Darren continued: “We wanted to ensure we involved the community as much a possible with this project and to that end attended the local parish council meetings to inform villagers, provided updates on notice boards throughout the village, donated £750 to Allonby Primary School, donated to The Friends of Allonby and created planter boxes.”
C2V+ was brought together to work on the AMP 6 contract for client United Utilities. The joint venture is one of four Construction Delivery Partners (CDP) for the contract which is a design and construction framework for the AMP6 capital investment period and covers the full spectrum of works for both water and wastewater across the North West England.
C2V+ construction workers at Allonby have shown their bravery by donating to the NHS blood drive.