Anglian Water’s @one Alliance to deliver £2.6bn package of investment

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Anglian Water has announced continuation of its @one Alliance for the AMP8 period  for 2025 to 2030, in which the water company is proposing its largest ever package of investment.

The firm is retaining all its existing @one Alliance partners - Balfour Beatty, Barhale, Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB), MWH Treatment, Skanska and SWECO - who have been delivering its AMP7 (Asset management Period) programme.

New addition Binnies will rejoin the @one Alliance from April 1, offering design and enabling expertise alongside the Alliance’s current seven partners.

The existing partners have already delivered £1.3bn in work, half of Anglian Water’s overall enhancement portfolio, so far in AMP7 (2020-2025).

The @one Alliance is set to deliver a record £2.6bn of the water company’s overall investment in AMP8, with much of this work specifically targeted at protecting and enhancing the East of England’s natural environment and providing resilience to climate change. 

This investment portfolio forms part of Anglian Water’s wider, £9bn proposed plans for AMP8, which will see a huge programme of much-needed investment across the East of England between 2025 and 2030.

Anglian Water was an early adopter within the sector to establish an alliancing model to deliver its capital programmes across the East of England. 

Since the @one Alliance’s inauguration in 2005, the company’s approach has been held up as an exemplar as part of the government’s Construction Playbook. 

A key aspect of this continued success has been the highest focus on health, safety and well-being, along with embedding of performance incentives for efficiency, carbon, innovation, ED&I and culture.

Jason Tucker, director of strategic delivery and commercial assurance for Anglian Water, said: “The opportunity our next five-year regulatory period, AMP8, affords for Anglian Water and the @one Alliance to deliver on our purpose of bringing environmental and social prosperity to the region we serve is unprecedented.

“The scale of investment to enhance our environment and to secure water supplies for future generations is massive and I’m delighted that our long-standing and successful @one Alliance will continue to help us deliver our capital investment programme in support of our growing region.”

Ian Hutchinson, managing director of Anglian Water’s @one Alliance, added: “Alliancing in this way allows partners to reimagine traditional ways of working by encouraging innovative thinking, advancement of new technology, and collaborative working between partners. 

“This flexibility means that the @one Alliance plays a crucial role in enabling Anglian Water to deliver large-scale investments to build its region’s resilience against climate change.

“By combining the @one Alliance’s partners’ years of investing in innovation and efficient delivery, we’ve been able to decrease the total cost of our proposed AMP8 plans from £10bn to £9bn, a 10% reduction. 

“We’ve already seen how successful and powerful a truly integrated and collaborative alliancing approach can be. That’s why we’re delighted to welcome back our much-valued partners, along with Binnies this AMP, to support us in delivering this much-needed investment for our region.”

James Haddon, Barhale’s eastern region director said “Anglian Water is England and Wales’ largest water company by geographical area and has committed to an impressive programme to provide resilience, enable growth, improve ecological quality and become carbon neutral across the region. 

“These are huge challenges and it is a testament to the @one Alliance’s success that it continues to set a benchmark for collaboration and innovation both within the water industry and beyond.

“We are very proud to have been a part of the @one Alliance since its launch in 2005 and to be extending that relationship through the next AMP.”

Scott Aitken, Binnies' UK managing director, said the comapny was "thrilled" to be part of the @one Alliance.

He added: "Together, we are poised to tackle complex challenges with Binnies bringing our expertise in WINEP and green infrastructure design at a catchment level. It is a privilege to collaborate with one of the most mature alliances in the sector where we are united by our shared values and cultural alignment. We are paving the way for sustainable progress and making a lasting impact in our communities."

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