Turner & Townsend to offer project and cost management services for Meridian Water in UK
August 28, 2020 – Turner & Townsend has been appointed by the London Borough of Enfield to provide project and cost management services for its Meridian Water infrastructure works.
Meridian Water is a 25-year, £6bn regeneration programme led by Enfield Council to develop 10,000 homes and thousands of jobs in north London, next to the Lee Valley Regional Park.
Enfield Council had secured a £156m in Housing Infrastructure Fund grant from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) to deliver the enabling works.
The funding is expected to provide greater site-wide connectivity through the construction of new bridges, flood attenuation and contamination remediation, new public areas and highways. Earlier this year, planning permission for the work was secured.
Turner & Townsend stated that will provide project and cost management services to the London Borough of Enfield in delivering the site-wide infrastructure at Meridian Water.
As part of the contract, the company will manage the main contractor through detailed design and into delivery and will work alongside the council’s team of master planners, architects and technical advisors.
Turner & Townsend project and programme management managing director Chris Sargent said: “We are pleased to be working with the London Borough of Enfield on the creation of this new district for London and the Lee Valley. The Meridian Water development demonstrates the forward-looking nature of the Council and its commitment to driving the agenda for 21st-century place-making.
“By drawing on expertise from both our infrastructure and real estate teams we have successfully unlocked major residential-led projects at Eddington in Cambridge, Aylesham in Kent, and Houghton Regis in Mid-Bedfordshire, and continue to work on complex sites across Nine Elms and Battersea. We look forward to building a long-term relationship with Enfield Council as we unlock this ground-breaking project.”
Enfield Council Meridian Water Programme Director Peter George said: “We are delighted to be working with Turner & Townsend to deliver the Meridian Water Housing Infrastructure Fund works.
“It’s a key appointment to get the physical infrastructure works underway that in turn releases development parcels allowing us to build out new homes, commercial and open spaces in line with our masterplan.”