Enfield Council has today announced the three construction companies it has shortlisted to provide the infrastructure projects required to support the 10,000-home Meridian Water development.
The vital £135m worth of infrastructure work has been funded by the Council’s successful £156 million Housing Infrastructure Fund bid to the government. The mandate for the winning contractors will include the construction of roads, bridges as well as the installation of electricity, gas, hot water, communications, water and sewage connections.
Work continues to gather pace at Meridian Water, with Enfield Council and developer Vistry Partnerships (formerly Galliford Try Partnerships) recently signing a development agreement for the first 900 new homes.
Up to three contractors will be appointed to carry out the works, on a four-year contract.
The shortlisted contractors are:
- BAM Nuttall Limited
- VINCI Construction UK Limited
- VolkerFitzpatrick Limited
Reflecting on the progress made in the project so far, Enfield Council’s Leader Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said: ”Significant progress continues to be made at Meridian Water as we move forward with our transformational plans for this part of the borough. […]
”Improved transport links and infrastructure opens up opportunities for local people by providing better access to jobs and opportunities that are further afield and improving their life chances.
“The opening of Meridian Water Station last year was a hugely important first step in this process and with further improvements on their way we will be creating a high-quality neighbourhood with great connections that people will be proud to call home.”
Once fully completed, the £6bn Meridian Water will provide up to 10,000 homes and 6,000 jobs, while also creating 8.2 hectares of parkland in the Lea Valley over the coming 25 years.