An Enfield-based company has won a £10.7 million Meridian Water contract creating 80 new jobs.

Ponders End family-run business Togher will work alongside Enfield Council and developer Vistry Partnership at the £6 billion Meridian Water project.

These works will entail the construction of the drainage, foundations and reinforced concrete structure for parts of the Meridian One site where the building of the first 300 homes is currently underway.

As part of this contract, Togher will be able to grow their company and create 80 new jobs. They have pledged that at least a fifth of the positions will be filled by local people, including the creation of a new apprenticeship.

Billy Togher, director of Togher Construction, said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Vistry Partnerships to carry out the Groundworks and RC Frame at Meridian Water.

“As a locally based specialist contractor, we are excited and extremely proud to be involved in the regeneration of Enfield. We see the opportunity to provide locally sourced employment, utilisation of our local supply chain and provision of off-site manufacture from our pre-cast concrete facility on Wharf Road, as being beneficial for all stakeholders.”

Enfield council leader Nesil Caliskan added: “We are committed to ensuring £390m of contracts at Meridian Water go to local businesses so we are excited that this first phase of the Meridian Water project will be delivered using a local company in Enfield.”

The council says Meridian Water will provide 10,000 homes, 6,000 jobs and a wide range of community, leisure and commercial uses over the years to come.