Galliford Try and MWH Treatment appointed to £700m Scottish Water framework

Paul Bresnan

GALLIFORD Try has announced its environment business has been appointed to Scottish Water’s new Non-Infrastructure Framework for the SR21-27 investment programme, in a joint venture with MWH Treatment.

The framework is valued at £700 million over a six-year time period and will see the 50:50 joint venture, known as ESD, provide process design and build solutions for water and wastewater treatment works across Scotland.  

The previous ESD joint venture delivered over 150 projects for Scottish Water during the six-year SR15 investment programme.

Bill Hocking, chief executive of Galliford Try, said, “The water sector remains a key focus for the infrastructure side of our business and I am delighted that we have renewed our position on this framework. We are a long-term partner for Scottish Water and look forward to continuing our excellent relationship, providing high-quality solutions for their investment programme needs.”

Mark Allan, MWHT’s director of UK operations, commented, “We have been working in collaboration with Scottish Water since 2015 and there is clear advantage to building on our ongoing partnership, especially as it continues to move towards an even greater level of strategic maturity and alignment. This contract extension will provide even greater value for customers, collectively utilising our digital strategy to drive efficiency in all stages of customer engagement, solution development and end user experience. We will be increasing efficiency whilst reducing both cost and time, whilst also benefitting the environment as we collaborate with Scottish Water in its drive to zero carbon.”

Paul Bresnan, MD at MWHT, added, “This award is a fantastic achievement and reflects the commitment and dedication of our talented people in Scotland and across our business. MWH Treatment is in a strong position to support Scottish Water in their investment programme, extending the relationship up to 2027.

“To continue working with Scottish Water demonstrates that we remain a partner of choice. With our proven capacity, capability and existing relationship with Scottish Water we are ready to take on the challenge of the SR21 regulatory programme. Working together with Galliford Try we will take on this challenge with pace, productivity and programme intensity.”