The green light for construction of the £100M Boston Barrier has been formally given to Bam Nuttall and Mott MacDonald joint venture (BMMJV).
Plans for the £100M flood defence were approved by environment secretary Michael Gove and the Treasury.
The news that the BMMJV had been awarded the contract was exclusively revealed at New Civil Engineer’s Flood Management Forum 2017.
The team will carry out the detailed design and construction of the barrier and the associated works in the surrounding area.
The JV was one of six initial teams to apply for the contract. The race narrowed to four as two teams dropped out due to the complexity of the project before the tender package was sent out to bidders. A further team dropped out mid-tender as it emerged there were limited suppliers to join the bidders for the specialist gate needed.