Contractor appointed to carry out £120m infrastructure works at Meridian Water

Taylor Woodrow will be building bridges, footpaths, road and cycle links, two new parks, as well as naturalising Pymmes Brook

Plans for restoring the Pymmes Brook through Meridian Water
Plans for naturalising Pymmes Brook through Meridian Water

Construction firm Taylor Woodrow has been awarded a £120m contract by Enfield Council to deliver “strategic infrastructure” at Meridian Water.

The contract covers an extensive range of works including bridges, footpaths, road and cycle links, the naturalisation of Pymmes Brook, and two new parks.

In advance of the deal, Taylor Woodrow developed a “sustainable design and construction solution” for the project and began early engagement with key supply chain partners.

Meridian Water in Edmonton is the council’s flagship housing scheme and welcomed its first residents earlier this year as part of the first phase. However, the infrastructure works are needed to spur development of the next phases of the £6bn scheme.

Earlier this year, the council secured an additional £25m from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to fund the infrastructure work, bringing the total government funding package up to £195m.

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Council leader Nesil Caliskan said: “This is an important milestone for Enfield Council as master developer. Working with our partners Taylor Woodrow, the new infrastructure will unlock Meridian Water’s future development parcels, paving the way to continue to build much-needed homes, commercial and leisure facilities. 

“Naturalising the currently channelised Pymmes Brook to introduce a river landscape will provide riverside parkland and new public spaces for the community.”

Phil Skegg, managing director of Taylor Woodrow, said: “We are delighted to support Enfield Council in this transformational project. 

“Central to our role is creating a legacy for the community by focusing on local skills and employment, whilst ensuring that we protect and enhance the environment throughout construction and in preparation for the whole lifecycle of the development.”

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