Thames Water says that 4.9km-long tunnel will offer more reliable water supply

Contractor Morgan Sindall’s infrastructure services provider has won a £38m contract to design, construct and commission a 4.9Km tunnel in south London.

The contract, which has been awarded by Thames Water, will see the Thames Water Ring Main be extended to a new pump out shaft at Honor Oak Reservoir. This new facility will mean Thames Water will have a more reliable water supply to offer its customers.

Work on the tunnel is due to start in March and is set for completion by 2010.

Paul Smith, Chief Executive of Morgan Sindall plc, said: “Tunnelling is one of the core skill sets of Morgan Est and we are pleased that our expertise has been recognised through the award of this project. This contract adds to and strengthens our order book through to 2010.”