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...

Proposed Fish Passage Improvements, Trewen Bridge Weir, River Allen – 05 July 2019
Contract Opportunity for proposed all species fish passage improvements at Trewen Bridge Weir, River Allen – closing date: Tuesday 30 July 2019 by 5pm

Through the Water for Growth Project, Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT) seeks 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 contractor to undertake the proposed fish passage easement at Trewen Bridge Weir, on the River Allen and located near to the village of Trevia, Cornwall.

Please note – consents are not yet in place for the works although applications for Planning and Land Drainage consents have been submitted to the relevant statutory authorities. As such, at this stage, we cannot guarantee that the works will go ahead.

WRT is under an obligation to ensure compliance with EU principles of transparency, equality and non-discrimination, and as such the trust 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 23.07.2019 Tender Clarifications

UPDATE 23.07.2019 04 Proposed Layout Plan rev.B

UPDATE 23.07.2019 05 Sections – Existing and Proposed rev.B

Trewen Project Information


Trewen Bridge Photo Record

Invitation to Tender (ITT)

Trewen Construction Method Statement

Trewen Bridge Weir – Site Location Plan 01

Trewen Bridge Weir – Detailed Site Location and Block Plan 02

Existing Layout Plan 03

Proposed Layout Plan rev. A 04

Sections – Existing and Proposed rev. A 05

Proposed Temporary Works Plan 06

Trewen Bridge Designer’s Risk Assessment

WRT BioSecurity Procedure 2018

This opportunity is also advertised on the Contracts Finder website.

We can be contacted by email at: [email protected]

Closing date: 30 July 2019 by 5pm.