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Atkins involved in major Liverpool sewerage upgrade

The GCA joint venture comprising Galliford Try, Costain and Atkins has been allocated a £200M project to upgrade United Utilities’ Liverpool wastewater treatment works.

The four-year project, which is the largest allocated by United Utilities during the AMP5 period and worth in the region of £4M to Atkins, will maintain the high quality of the effluent discharged from works to ensure that it meets Environment Agency regulations.

It includes a refurbishment of the existing facility and its extension into the adjacent Wellington Dock. The Liverpool works serves more than a million people and treats over 350,000t of sewage every year.

Atkins is involved at all stages of the programme and will draw on expertise across the company, including planners, geotechnical experts, and civils and MEICA engineers.

Atkins client delivery director Jim Hale said: “Atkins has been working with United Utilities for a number of years, both as an individual consultant and as part of our GCA joint venture.

“This project is exactly the sort of work that we really excel at: large-scale, complex multidisciplinary projects across the whole project life cycle, from the planning stages through detailed design to build supervision.

“Our design teams will be working closely with Galliford Try, Costain and United Utilities to develop the facility into a cutting edge wastewater treatment works.”

United Utilities project manager Mark Walker said: “The plans are great news for our customers across Liverpool. It means we can continue to provide one of the city’s most essential services for many years to come.”

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