Contracts of up to £ 275 million are offered as contractors are sought for the Thames flood control program in Surrey.

The Environmental Protection Agency urges interested civil engineering and construction companies to show their interest after the government approves the £ 501 million program.

Small and medium-sized companies in the district are also encouraged to apply for the first round of applications.

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“We really hope that the best in the construction industry will come up for this opportunity – not just the big companies, but SMBs and local businesses too,” said David Bedlington, Project Leader for the River Thames Scheme.

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“The Thames project is developing real momentum as we begin with the important task of attracting companies to build the project.”

Engineers are already working on the detailed design and planning how they will be delivered.

A new flood canal is being built in two sections, Egham Hythe to Chertsey and Laleham to Shepperton, with capacity increases at the Sunbury, Molesey and Teddington weirs and the Desborough Cut.

Work also includes demolishing houses to make way for the Runnymede Canal, building new road and pedestrian bridges, and landscaping new parks and wildlife habitats.

Marisa Heath, Surrey District Councilor, Member of the Cabinet for the Environment, said: “When we talk about the brilliant legacy that the Thames program will leave, we are not just talking about flood risk reduction and new green spaces like country parks, we are talking too.” of a legacy of opportunity as the construction of the Thames programs will create new jobs, education and skills. ”

Construction work is scheduled to begin in the mid-2020s and last around four years.

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