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Jackson appointed Environment Agency’s delivery partner for the Midlands Hub

Jackson is one of only four contractors to be appointed to the Environment Agency’s Next Generation Supplier Arrangements (NGSA).

Jackson will work in partnership with the Environment Agency and design consultant ARUP as a collaborative delivery team (CDT) to deliver the EA’s capital investment programme across the entire Midlands region, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.

The Jackson – ARUP partnership is one of six regional CDTs which have been appointed under the NGSA, which will run for the next four years, with the option to extend to 2027. The new arrangements aim to increase efficiency, value for money, and the green legacy of the Environment Agency’s £2.6 billion capital investment programme.

Jackson’s Framework Manager Richard Barnes said:
“We’re thrilled to be part of the EA’s new framework which has ambitious plans for sustainable development and new ways of working. Jackson has been working with the Environment Agency since 2001, so we’re really proud to continue that relationship, and looking forward to working closely with our delivery partners ARUP.”

“The EA’s new approach is a hugely positive step, not just for flood and coastal risk management, but also for the construction industry as a whole, and working together as fully integrated, long-term delivery partners, we’ll be able to provide more sustainable construction solutions to better protect communities from flooding.”

Effective from April 2019, the NGSA will form the basis of new ways of working which will help better protect people and the environment whilst ensuring that sustainable development is at the core of Environment Agency projects.

James Mallender, Associate, ARUP said:

“Being appointed to provide the consultancy services required in the Midlands gives us a unique opportunity to help the Agency to deliver its objectives more efficiently and effectively. We look forward to working in close collaboration with Agency staff, Jackson Civil Engineering, local communities and all those with a stake in the capital programme, to deliver the objectives of NGSA”.

The new arrangements are also a major step forwards for delivering low carbon solutions for projects which will help the EA work towards the Government’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050.

Toby Willison, Executive Director of Operations at the Environment Agency, said:
“This ambitious new framework will help us to continue to deliver our £2.6 billion flood and coastal defence programme in a way which ensures that sustainability, efficiency and value for money remain at the very heart of the work we do to protect people, homes and the environment.”

“The Environment Agency continues to work closely with partners and communities from across the country to deliver our commitment of investing £2.6 billion to better protect 300,000 homes from flooding and coastal erosion over six years.”