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Murphy wins Wessex Water Trym Tunnel deal

Wessex Water has appointed J Murphy and Son to undertake the next phase of its Frome Valley sewer upgrade scheme with the award of the contract for construction of the Trym Tunnel Relief Sewer.

The design and construct contract for the 6.3km tunnel is part of Wessex Water’s north Bristol strategy to reduce flood risk, accommodate new development, improve overflow performance and future-proof the strategic sewers in north Bristol.

Wessex Water has said that the tunnel will start at Bristol Golf Club and pass deep beneath Catbrain, Henbury and Lawrence Weston. Construction is expected to start in late 2019 for completion by 2023.


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