BAM appointed to help South West Water deliver its £2.8bn record investment programme

BAM has been selected by South West Water (SWW) to deliver elements of its £2.8 billion record investment programme, known as AMP 8 Engineering Capital Delivery Programme, setting out to improve major infrastructure and strengthen water resilience in the face of climate change.

The contract awarded to BAM includes improvements to wastewater infrastructure in Cornwall - work that will directly help to eliminate pollution on beaches and increase river and water quality for 3.5 million people across the South West.

BAM forms part of a wider alliance, Amplify, made up of construction partners including Clancy, Mott McDonald Bentley, Tilbury Douglas, MWH Treatment and Network Plus Envolve that will deliver the investment programme for SWW between 2025-2030.


Huw Jones - BAM

Huw Jones, Executive Director, BAM, said:

“We are delighted to have been selected as a major partner in the South West Water Alliance to help deliver such a significant programme of infrastructure improvements. We look forward to supporting South West Water to deliver this vital programme of investment that will benefit millions of people across the South West by improving water quality, reducing pollution and delivering a sustainable environment. This portfolio of work wholly aligns with our commitment to build a sustainable tomorrow, as we look to support South West Water on their journey to net zero, whilst leaving a lasting legacy for communities across the South West."

Susan Davy, South West Water’s Chief Executive, said: “I’m delighted to introduce Amplify, which will turn our record planned investment of £2.8bn in the region into reality for customers and communities.

“We’re already tackling the challenges customers care about most, and by working with our supply chain partners, we will also be creating jobs and supporting the local economy across the Greater South West.”

The Alliance has begun to prepare projects which will assist South West Water with dramatically reducing the use of storm overflows, maintain the region’s excellent bathing waters, and improve water resilience.

The initiative will drive investment into the local economy, creating around 2,000 new jobs, with new treatment works and reservoirs among the investments planned as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to its customers, communities and the environment.