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...

Craigshill Wood Gauging Station Fish Passage Improvements - clarification update added (03/03/2020) - further update added 26/03/2020 - latest update added (14/04/2020)

Contract Opportunity for the construction of a Fish Passage Improvement

St Neot River, Fowey Catchment, 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, 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 contractor to undertake the proposed fish passage easement at Craigshill Wood Gauging Station, located in Cornwall on the River St Neot which is part of the River Fowey catchment. The works include the extension of the existing weir glacis and wingwalls and the provision of a Fish Brush fish passage system.  The structural design of the proposed glacis extension by the appointed contractor is also required.

It is anticipated that the works can be undertaken within the 2020 in-river work window which closes at the end of September.

The consents required for the works are currently being sought.  The undertaking of the works is subject to all consents being secured.

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.

Set out below are the Tender Documents:

UPDATE 14 April 2020

Craigshill Wood Tender Update April 2020

UPDATE 26 March 2020

Craigshill Wood Tender Update March 2020



Craigshill_TENDER UPDATE (1)

Craigshill 05 Section and Details RevA

Craigshill Survey – please visit to access

Craigshill Wood Gauging Station Project Information

Craigshill Wood Gauging Station ITT

Craigshill Wood Gauging Station Photo Record

Craigshill Wood Gauging Station Construction Method Statement

Craigshill Wood Gauging Station Designer’s Risk Assessment

WRT Biosecurity Protocol

Craigshill Wood Gauging Station – drawing 01 Site Location Plan

Craigshill Wood Gauging Station – drawing 02 Site Block Plan

Craigshill Wood Gauging Station – drawing 03 Existing Layout

Craigshill Wood Gauging Station – drawing 04 Proposed Layout

Craigshill Wood Gauging Station – drawing 05 Section and Details

Craigshill Wood Gauging Station – drawing 06 Proposed Temporary Works

Fish Brush Assembly 2020

Craigshhill NEC3 ECSC