The detailed design for the scheme has now been completed and procurement for a contractor to deliver the scheme started in January 2018.

Contractor registration now closed

6 March 2018 – the selection stage of the procurement process closed.

We hope to announce a shortlist of suitable contractors in May 2018.


Planning permission for the scheme was granted in January 2017.


We are working in partnership with the Environment Agency to deliver the scheme. The whole scheme will be procured as one contract with HCC as the Employer.

The procurement for the scheme was open to the market and was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).

The procurement route is a restricted process including a Selection Questionnaire (SQ) stage.

Anticipated key dates for procurement

Prior Information Notice (PIN)  2016/S 175-315117 placed

7 September 2016

Pre-procurement market engagement including Industry Open Day

30 September 2016

Prior Information Notice (PIN) 2017/S 239-495296 placed

8 December 2017

OJEU Notice 2018/S 010-017450 placed

12 January 2018

 Industry Open Day

 29 January 2018

Selection Questionnaire (SQ) submission closing date

6 Mar 2018

Shortlist of suitable contractors announced

 May 2018

 Tender period

August 2018 – September 2018

 Award contract

Late 2018

 Construction commencement

Early 2019

 Construction completion

Late 2020

As we go through the procurement, we'll update the information on this page including who the bidders are for the main construction contract so potential sub-contractors can contact them.

If you have any questions about procurement, email