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Highways England CDF: Who's won the most?

Balfour Beatty, Carillion and Costain have been the biggest winners on the Highways England’s £5bn Collaborative Delivery Framework so far, Construction News can reveal – while some contractors have won less than £500,000 of the £2.72bn awarded. 

A freedom of information response from Highways England showed Balfour Beatty had scooped work on six schemes worth a total of £462m to the business.

Balfour Beatty £462,269,190
Carillion £429,157,943
Costain * £395,348,633
Vinci £366,724,901
Skanska Construction * £261,036,155
Galliford £171,156,180
Kier Infrastructure £105,417,545
Bam Nuttall £83,490,000
Morgan Sindall £83,490,000
Osborne £28,558,810
John Sisk & Son £22,926,076
Lagan Construction Group £22,926,076
Interserve Construction £6,459,341
Hochtief (UK) Construction £630,000
Amey  £480,000
Graham Construction £480,000
VolkerFitzpatrick £480,000
Total £2,441,030,849

In contrast, Graham, Volker Fitzpatrick and Amey have not won any construction jobs so far, landing just one £480,000 package each covering buildability advice to the designers of certain schemes.

Carillion has bagged £429m of work across six projects, while Costain is understood to have won just under £400m through the framework, including two wins as part of a joint venture with Skanska, where the exact value to each party has not been disclosed*.

More than £2.44bn has been paid to contractors through the framework, while just under £300,000 has been awarded to consultants across 79 schemes.

The joint venture to scoop the highest value of work in the consultants lot was a CH2M and Arcadis team, which has so far won work totalling £48m across three schemes.

CH2M / Arcadis £48,290,204
Mott MacDonald / Sweco (formerly Grontmij) £36,104,479
Aecom  £35,553,466
Jacobs / Atkins £35,283,516
Amey ow/Arup £34,348,403
Atkins / CH2M £30,000,000
Jacobs UK £22,120,671
WSP / Parsons Brinckerhoff (Now WSP) £11,450,234
Arup / Atkins £10,635,804
Atkins £9,070,882
Arcadis £6,220,414
Mouchel (Now part of WSP) £3,418,512
Arup £1,678,460
Arcadis / Mouchel £1,498,093
Amey £1,437,000
CH2M £1,430,000
 Total £288,540,138

CH2M / Arcadis, Mott MacDonald / Sweco and Aecom were the biggest winners in the consultants lot, winning over £120m of design work between them.

Construction News last year reported that Highways England was to regionalise the remainder of its consultants work through regional clusters.

See CN’s full breakdown of who’s won what through the CDF

*Costain and Skanska’s totals include an assumed 50:50 share of two wins as a JV. Both companies have been contacted for confirmation.
Value of other JV wins has been attributed as per the acknowledged make-up of the partnerships.

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