The existing pumping facility at Wiggenhall St Germans, near Kings Lynn in Norfolk, is a land drainage and flood alleviation pumping station. The station pumps the land drainage and the flood flows from the middle level system into the tidal Ouse river. The existing pumping system has a nominal rating of 70 cumecs (cubic metres per second) and is being replaced by a new station constructed downstream of the existing station in the line of the drain, having a nominal rating of 100 cumecs. The project comprises three separate contracts for the installation of the pumps, mechanical and electrical installation and civil engineering and building works. The project incorporates a high specification architecturally designed pump station building, with extensive sub-structure and external works.
Faithful+Gould was appointed as cost managers for this £40m project, including the provision of estimating, contract preparation and risk management services. Faithful+Gould is working closely with the design and project management team to agree the contract strategies to deliver this innovative project to meet the client’s requirements. Risk workshops were held to identify and apportion key project risks and manage these risks throughout the project.
The challenge: To ensure that flood protection is maintained throughout the period of the works, to achieve the project within budget, through close liaison with the project team to mitigate the identified project risks.