GEDA were the proud winners of two awards at the ICE South West Awards. The Collaboration Award and the Project Under £8 Million Re-Engineered Award were granted for GEDA’s role in the Severn Ham Watermains Replacement Scheme for client Severn Trent Water.

This project was incredibly technically complicated and was delivered to an impeccable standard alongside supply chain members, G&V Gallagher, client Severn Trent, Jacobs designers and land surveyors Dalcour Maclaren.

The project consisted of replacing 1.3km of existing twin 30-inch diameter watermains across two meadows in Tewskebury in Gloucestershire. Four connection interventions were also delivered within separate 24-hour windows.
Some challenges and interesting aspects of this scheme include the fact that the area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest with curlews and other nesting birds present. It is also a floodplain bounded by both the River Severn and the River Avon, and is prone to flooding with as little as 24hours warning.