Faithful+Gould provided professional consultancy services for Beckton Sewage Treatment Works (STW), the largest of its kind in Europe. It involves the extension and upgrading of Beckton STW to enable the site to treat 60% more sewage, allowing for a 10% population increase until 2021. Once complete, Thames Water will be able to fully treat increased flows during heavy rainfall, which currently discharge into the River Thames when the site becomes overloaded, to prevent streets and homes from flooding.
The role involved a full range of quantity surveying and project controls services and comprises of ten individual projects ranging in value from £1.1million to £220million. The major element is the new AMP4/5 extension works which are needed to meet enhanced environmental quality standards and the increasing population level within East London. We applied a full range of pre and post contract cost management, tender development, evaluations and award processes to ensure client governance throughout the project. We also provided cost estimation, value engineering and risk management services for the option evaluation and development of the main upgrade of works and main extension of works. The nine smaller projects have been completed, the main extension project is still under construction and is due to be completed in 2014.