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| 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | | 2012 | 2013 | 2014

~ 1999 ~

The Mott MacDonald Bentley name is registered with Companies House and MMB is appointed as the Yorkshire Water North Area Wastewater Contract Partner.

RESIZED - 1999 12 DEC MMB appointed as Wastewater North Contract Partner

~ 2000 ~

The first batch of MMB projects start on site using innovative inter-stage treatment processes, including projects at Shipton, Long Marston and Skelton Sewage Treatment Works.

December: Reached £800,000 cumulative turnover.

First batch of MMB STW projects

First batch of MMB STW projects


~ 2001 ~

£1.1 million improvement scheme at Oxenhope Wastewater Treatment Works successfully completed, including the construction of new inlet works, primary settlement and humus tanks, balancing and distribution chambers.

December: Reached £10,000,000 cumulative turnover.

Oxenhope Wastewater Treatment Works

Oxenhope Wastewater Treatment Works


~ 2002 ~

MMB awarded design and construction phases of the Bradford Urban Pollution Management scheme, Yorkshire Water’s largest AMP3 UID (Unsatisfactory Intermittent Discharges) improvement programme.

MMB take on the extended partnership agreement for the Yorwaste capital works programme, delivered since April 2001 by JN Bentley.

The Bradford Urban Pollution management scheme

The Bradford Urban Pollution management scheme


 ~ 2003 ~

The Rolls Royce COMAH acid management programme at Barnoldswick began on site with the help of MMB process engineering capability.

December:  Reached £65,000,000 cumulative turnover.

The Rolls Royce COMAH begins on site

The Rolls Royce COMAH begins on site


 ~ 2004 ~

MMB’s place on the Wastewater North framework is renewed for AMP4.

Awarded a second AMP4 area framework, Clean Water West, and given responsibility for Water Treatment Quality, Reservoir Safety, and Service Reservoir Schemes.

December:  Reached £100,000,000 cumulative turnover

MMB awarded a second AMP4 framework - Clean Water West

MMB awarded a second AMP4 framework – Clean Water West


~ 2005 ~

Richard Flint from Yorkshire Water and Jon Cain from MMB officially open the AMP4 Water West Joint Delivery Team office at Buttershaw.

MMB awarded the £16.3 million Esholt Wastewater Treatment Works Freshwater Fish Directive (FFD) Scheme Phase I.

Opening of AMP4 Bradford Office

Opening of AMP4 Bradford Office


~ 2006 ~

MMB awarded North West Area Framework for the Waste Recycling Group (WRG), in addition to existing responsibility for North East Area.

£1.7 million clean water treatment project at Sladen Valley Water Treatment Works successfully delivered with help of MMB prefabricated steelwork innovation.

December: Reach £200,000,000 cumulative turnover.

Sladen Valley Treatment Works

Sladen Valley Treatment Works


~ 2007 ~

Official opening of Worth Valley Fish Pass in October 2007, an award-winning project realised in collaboration with Yorkshire Water and the Environment Agency.

Official opening Worth Valley Fish Pass

Official opening Worth Valley Fish Pass


 ~ 2008 ~

Boltby Reservoir is shortlisted for the highly prestigious British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA) and receives one of just five “Highly Commended” certificates at the 2008 Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Yorkshire & Humberside Awards, and MMB projects achieve two further commendations.

December: Reach £300,000,000 cumulative turnover

Boltby reservoir wins ICE Award

Boltby reservoir wins ICE Award


~ 2009 ~

Appointed by Severn Trent Water as a core contractor for their non-infrastructure works throughout AMP5, with the option of extension for AMP6.

Scottish Water appoints MMB as Construction Delivery Partners for their Infrastructure and Non-infrastructure frameworks.

Awarded a place as a Contract Partner on Yorkshire Water’s ‘Reservoir’, ‘Sewerage Networks’ and Other’ medium stream of works for AMP5.

Severn Trent Water appoint MMB as core contractors

Severn Trent Water appoint MMB as core contractors


~ 2010 ~

MMB rolls out a new brand identity, created to mark its 10th year of trading, and are awarded a place on Yorkshire Water’s ‘Large Schemes’ stream of works for AMP5.

December:  Reach £370,000,000 cumulative turnover

mmb logo

New MMB brand identity launch


~ 2011 ~

MMB’s Riding Wood Reservoir scheme for Yorkshire Water wins the prestigious CECA (Yorkshire and Humber) Linda Grant Health and Safety Award. MMB’s Endeavour Wharf Scheme at Whitby Harbour is awarded “Best Customer Experience” at Kelda Group’s Business Excellence Awards.

MMB and their partners in our co-located office in Shropshire win the “Team of the Year” award at the Severn Trent Annual Recognition (STAR) Awards – the team has raised thousands of pounds for charity and organised numerous social events.

Riding Wood Reservoir

Riding Wood Reservoir


~ 2012 ~

MMB are awarded a prestigious green accolade for environmental best-practice and picks up three accolades at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) West Midlands Annual Awards:

  • The ‘One Supply Chain West Non-Infrastructure’ (OSC WEST NI) co-located partnership between Severn Trent Water, MMB and Hyder AECOM JV won the Partnership Award.
  • MMB’s Train Station Induction process was ‘Highly Commended’ by ICE in the communication category for “demonstrating excellent communication of key themes and messages to its relevant audience.”
  • MMB’s project at Milford Borehole Pumping Station (BPS) in Staffordshire was also ‘Highly Commended’ by the judges in the sustainability category.


~ 2013 ~

Awarded AMP6 framework extension with Yorkshire Water (2015-2020) – this lengthens MMB’s collaborative working relationship with Yorkshire Water to more than 20 years.

Awarded ICE Yorkshire and Humber Centenary Award for work with Yorkshire Water at Rivelin Water Treatment Works and MMB’s project at Llanfyllin Sewage Treatment Works with Severn Trent Water awarded the ICE Wales Cymru ‘Roy Edwards Special Award for Innovation’.

Rivelin Water Treatment Works Team

Rivelin Water Treatment Works Team


~ 2014~

Mott MacDonald acquires Bentley Holdings Ltd (including subsidiary company JN Bentley Ltd). The move is a natural progression in the highly successful 15 year partnership between the companies through MMB.

MMB secures new contracts for AMP6 with United Utilities, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and Anglian Water, following contract extensions with Yorkshire Water and Severn Trent Water in 2013. Read more here.

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