An Iconic Project


SMB was a lengthy and high-value utilities project based in London for a large client. It was also a tricky project set over four authorities with 15 simultaneous work fronts, which meant close working relationships were paramount.


South East London


Thames Water


70 weeks




  • 34,248m2 of water mains replacement 
  • 4,450 service renewals 
  • Installation of 568 valves 
  • Muck Away: 25,147 tonnes 
  • Reinstatement: 14,000m2

Project Challenges & Solutions:

  • Located across four local authorities so working closely with them was critical in ensuring they were kept up to date at all times 
  • One of the most heavily populated areas in London, where work could potentially impact residents 
  • blu-3 had to minimise delays upfront with planning a critical component for ground penetration radar, road marking and trial holes 
  • To avoid disruption, blu-3 liaised with all stakeholders to reduce disturbances