Contractor Opportunities

The Trust is a dynamic and aspirational organisation at the forefront of environmental thinking and practical conservation in the UK today

Westcountry Rivers Trust has a number of big projects that may need the services of external contractors.

Our aim is to recruit locally and employ companies that have a strong ecological ethos.

Current opportunities...

COMPLETED: Proposed Removal of Keybridge Weir - 24 June 2020 - update added (3/7/2020) - update added (30/09/2020)

Proposed Removal of Keybridge Weir

Contract Opportunity for the Assessment and Project Development for the removal of Keybridge Weir – De Lank River, Cornwall

Through the Water for Growth Project the Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT) will seek to improve stocks of migratory fish such as salmon and seatrout in the rivers Camel and Fowey. 

Funded by the European Union Structural Development Fund and in partnership with the Environment Agency, Natural England and South West Water, we will look to improve upstream and downstream fish passage, improve in river and bankside habitat and improve spawning habitats with the aim to increase numbers of juvenile salmon and seatrout.

The project is about improving Cornwall’s ‘natural capital’ (the rivers and their associated plants and animals) and in return encourage and facilitate a responsible and sustainable exploitation of this natural capital in the form of angling.

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced consultant to undertake the Assessment and Project Development required to facilitate the removal of Keybridge Weir located in Cornwall on the De Lank River. The works seek to remove the weir to allow the re-naturalisation of this section of river.   

WRT is under an obligation to ensure compliance with EU principles of transparency, equality and non-discrimination, as such WRT is conducting a formal Open Tender process in which all bidders will be treated equally, with no discrimination and through a transparent process.

Update 30 September

Award Notice

Update 3 July

Geomorphology Review

Keybridge Assessment Clarifications

Set out below are the Tender Documents:

Keybridge Project Information

Keybridge Weir ITT

Keybridge Weir NEC3 contract template

Keybridge Weir Information Sheet

Keybridge Weir Photo Record

WRT Biosecurity Protocol

This opportunity can also be seen online at by searching Keybridge Weir.