Morgan Est to build £31.5m new Frankley Water Treatment Works

Morgan Sindall’s infrastructure services company Morgan Est has been awarded a £31.5 million contract to upgrade Frankley Water Treatment Works (WTW) in Frankley, Birmingham for Severn Trent Water. The scheme is the largest single project Morgan Est has carried out to date under Severn Trent Water’s five year, multi-million pound AMP4 programme of water infrastructure and environmental improvements which started in April 2005.

Frankley Water Treatment Works treats and supplies drinking water, which is piped from the Elan Valley in Wales to Birmingham and the surrounding area, serving industrial users and 1.3 million domestic customers. The two-and-a-half year improvement scheme will involve building a 3,000 m2 carbon filtration plant, designed to blend 220 mega litres of water daily from Trimperley Pumping Station near Worcester with Elan Valley water during periods of high demand. Morgan Est will also be carrying out extensive pipe work and installing mechanical and electrical systems to enable the connection of the new filtered water stream with the existing Frankley treatment facility.

Frankley is the 16th project Morgan Est has carried out for Severn Trent Water under the AMP4 programme to improve water quality in the Severn Trent Southern Area which covers South Warwickshire, Birmingham, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. The project is due for completion in the summer of 2009.