Bray River


Bray River Water Treatment Works – Major Refurbishment Works


2012 to 2014


South East Water Ltd


South East Water is one of 21 regulated water supply companies in England and Wales. They supply 880,000 properties (2.1 million people) in Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire, with water from more than 250 boreholes and wells, six river intakes and six surface reservoirs through more than 14,000 kilometres of water mains.


A key focus of South East Water’s AMP 5 Capital Investment Programme has been to increase output in the western region of its operating area. As part of the plan to meet this objective, the Bray River Water Treatment Work’s underwent a major refurbishment to boost daily output from 20 Mega litres/day (Ml/d) to 45 Ml/d. Work streams that undertook complete renewal included new lamella and desludging apparatus within the clarifier tanks, a full chemical package upgrade, and refurbishment to failing valves and actuators.
To ensure the construction work was undertaken within the tight time window dictated by the Employer, the work was packaged and procured based on the lead-in times for the major equipment. This process was successfully managed whilst the parties were in contract, through collaborative working and proactive risk management.
The project out turned at £2.2 million, and was completed to programme, and was procured through NEC Option A: Priced contract with activity schedule



  • Leading members of a collaborative project team
  • Facilitated early contractor engagement
  • Headed up regular risk reduction and mitigation meetings between the parties.
  • Procurement and contractual strategy advise
  • Feasibility, estimating & cost planning
  • Forecasting & spend analysis
  • Led the change management process in conjunction with the Client’s Projects Controls team (Cost and Programme)