Stonbury are immensely proud to be supporting our clients across the UK at such a crucial time and have been designated as 'key workers' by DEFRA and the UK water utility companies. Our teams are working tirelessly to help secure and maintain drinking water supplies, ensuring clean and safe drinking water is provided without interruption to critical services such as our hospitals as well as the general public. Now more than ever, the safety and wellbeing of our staff is of the utmost importance and we have adapted our safe working practices to ensure social distancing precautions are in place and that the correct hygiene practices are being followed. Making safety is our priority, and we endeavour to make sure everyone at Stonbury goes home safe to their family.
Stonbury have been working with Yorkshire Water since the late 1980s. The relationship enhanced when they secured the first Framework agreement with Yorkshire Water in 2000, covering ‘The refurbishment and repair of potable water structures’ for AMP3 and subsequent frameworks covering AMP4 to AMP6, which is due to expire on March 2020.
As framework contractor for Yorkshire Water, Stonbury have successfully worked on a vast number of Yorkshire Water assets across the region and are thrilled to have secured a place on the lot 2 Minor Civils Framework.
Divisional Managing Director, Jon Featherstone, said ‘As Stonbury’s longest-standing client, we are extremely proud to retain the confidence of Yorkshire Water to deliver critical works, ensuring the long-term stability of their assets. This is a testament to the professionalism and dedication of all our staff employed on this framework over the last years’.
Initially running for a 5-year term, 2020 – 2025, there is an opportunity for the extension of the agreement up to 2028. The framework covers specialist works on water retaining structures, including the refurbishment/repair/waterproofing of potable and wastewater assets, both above and below ground.
Stonbury will continue to service the Yorkshire Water Framework from their Northern based office in Beverley, East Yorkshire, offering clients full access for hot-desking facilities and meetings, promoting collaborative working.
Yorkshire Water are working to develop a collaborative approach with all AMP 7 appointed contractors and recently held a Civils Contractors Welcome Event. Several of the Stonbury team attended the event, deeming the day a total success and an excellent opportunity to build relationships with fellow contractors.
“We are excited about the emphasis on collaborative working, and thoroughly enjoyed meeting the contract partners at the welcome event. Using collaboration to drive efficiency and innovation has always played an important role in the work we deliver at Stonbury, and we believe we can add genuine value through our allocated framework, in partnership with the other framework contractors.” Richard Harrison, Framework Delivery Manager
Stonbury looks forward to working with Yorkshire Water and their partners over the next AMP period, embracing new challenges and helping achieve their goals throughout AMP7.