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Farrans lands new water contracts in England worth £100 million

Farrans Construction said the new contracts will help the company grow in the north of England.
Farrans Construction said the new contracts will help the company grow in the north of England. Farrans Construction said the new contracts will help the company grow in the north of England.

DUNMURRY-based construction firm Farrans has signed two contracts in England worth around £100 million.

The civil engineering and building contractor has landed the deals with Northumbrian Water Limited to deliver improvement works in County Durham, Tees Valley and Suffolk.

Farrans is part of the Northstone group, which is in turn a subsidiary of Dublin-based CRH plc.

The company’s work in the north of England involves the construction of a new 24km pipeline, which will cross underneath the River Tees and Alwent Beck to a depth of 50 metres.

The second project in Suffolk will see Farrans design, supply and install a new bores treatment stream at Barsham Water Treatment Works.

Both projects are expected to be completed in 2025.

Neil Barnes, regional director at Farrans Construction, said the work in both projects will be integral to providing resilience in the water supply in England.

“Both projects utilise our in-house design capabilities and further cement our expertise in the water sector," he said.

“We are currently on site with major water projects across the UK and Ireland with clients including Anglian Water, Affinity Water, Northern Ireland Water and Irish Water and we have an already established collaborative relationship and a successful history of delivery with Northumbrian Water.

“We are looking forward to growing our presence in the north of England having recently opened a new office in Leeds to support our work in this area.”