Canal & River Trust appoints OnSite to support ten-year restoration contract

OnSite will undertake engineering, construction, maintenance and renewal works across this unique waterways network.

OnSiteSouth Staffordshire Plc’s national specialist waterways maintenance and repair business has recently been appointed by the Canal & River Trust the charity responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of over 2,000 miles of canal and rivers in England and Wales, to work on a long term restoration contract.

Along with eight other contractors, OnSite will be working on the new Civil Engineering Contract (CEC) Framework across The Trust estate which includes canals and rivers in England and Wales alongside over 10,000 associated principal assets such as aqueducts, locks, bridges, reservoirs, and embankments.

OnSite was successful following a competitive tender process having demonstrated the ability to deliver similar works safely, efficiently, and sustainably as evidenced by previous projects undertaken with the Environment Agency and multiple additional clients across the regulated water and waterways sectors.

The OnSite team will be undertaking works in three geographical regions across England and Wales; the North West, Wales and the South West, and the West Midlands.

The contract involves a wide range of engineering, construction, maintenance, and renewal works across The Trust’s unique network including but not limited to: channel lining, trench sheeting, and piling; culvert cleaning, lining, inspection, and repair; towpath surfacing; locks and bridges.

For more information, read the Canal & River Trust press release here.

Thomas Rochford, National Operations Manager at OnSite said:

“We are delighted to be working on such an important initiative to preserve and protect the waterways across England and Wales. It is imperative that we are sensitive to the technical and heritage requirements and that we preserve these essential assets for existing and future generations, encouraging and enabling more people to access the canals and river navigations which is known to improve overall wellbeing.”