VBA awarded five new contracts by Environment Agency for WEM Framework

VolkerStevin, alongside joint venture partners Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been awarded five new contracts as part of the Environment Agency’s Water and Environment Management (WEM) £1bn Framework to reduce flooding across the UK.

Work has already begun on the following projects, aimed to improve the lives of communities and the wider environment.

  • Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme
  • Kendal Flood Alleviation Scheme
  • Rickerby Flood Alleviation Scheme
  • Jacks Key Flood Alleviation Scheme
  • Lower Lancaster phase 3 Flood Alleviation Scheme

These are the final contracts awarded to VBA as part of the WEM framework. Work across the framework is on track to fulfil the Environment Agency’s strategic target to protect 300,000 homes from flooding by March 2021.

“VBA are delighted to have been awarded these new contracts as part of the Environment Agency’s WEM Framework. The profound effect flooding has on communities, the environment and the economy is dramatic and often catastrophic. We look forward to supporting the Environment Agency and using our expertise to deliver these projects.”

Mark Cronshaw Framework director at VolkerStevin

Alongside contract wins for the WEM framework, VBA will be working with the Environment Agency on their next generation Collaborative Delivery Framework (CDF) in the North West and South East, reducing flooding and coastal erosion in the respective areas.

The new Framework spans four years, with a possible four-year extension. Work completed will mitigate climate change and reduce its impact, plus protect the environment and promote sustainable development.