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Highways England reveals £434m framework winners

Highways England has awarded 18 companies a place on a framework to carry out upgrade and maintenance work on strategic roads in Cumbria, North Lancashire and the North-east.

The new-style construction works framework, which is worth £434m, is split over 15 lots, covers 10 different specialisms and will run for four years.

The work, which covers the renewal of roads and bridges and improvement schemes on the road network, will begin on 1 April.

It forms part of Highways England’s new-style asset delivery contract system, which will see the organisation directly manage routine maintenance, renewal and improvement schemes.

Firms on the construction works framework will operate alongside those chosen to deliver design services, and those selected for maintenance and response.

In December, Kier scooped the £140m maintenance and response contract for Cumbria, while a joint venture between CH2M and Costain was chosen for the equivalent deal in the North-east, worth £120m.

Highways England executive director for commercial and procurement David Poole said: “We are spending record amounts on improving our road network meaning quicker, safer and more reliable journeys for motorists.

“These contracts demonstrate our commitment to increasing capability and understanding within Highways England and bringing Highways England closer to our customers.

“Collaboration with our supply chain is key to our new way of working and we are looking forward to establishing a successful, long-term relationship with the appointed contractors.”

Breakdown of lots

Lot 1 – Corrosion protection

  • RH Painting (trading as Whittle Programmed Maintenance)

Lot 2 – Structural concrete repairs

  • Concrete Repairs

Lot 3 – Structures waterproofing and expansion joints

  • Route One Highways;
  • VolkerLaser

Lot 4a – Road lighting and electrical works

  • Carnell Support Service;
  • Galliford Try Infrastructure

Lot 4b – Road lighting and electrical works

  • Carnell Support Services;
  • Galliford Try Infrastructure

Lot 5a – General civil engineering

  • A E Yates;
  • Carnell Support Service;
  • Interserve

Lot 5b – General civil engineering

  • Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering (trading as Birse Civils);
  • Carnell Support Service;
  • Interserve

Lot 6 – Technology

  • Imtech Traffic and Infra (trading as Dynniq)

Lot 8a – Road markings

  • DeAngelo Brothers UK
  • Jointline
  • WJ North

Lot 8b – Road markings

  • DeAngelo Brothers UK
  • Jointline
  • WJ North

Lot 9 – Restraint systems (vehicle and pedestrian)

  • Colas
  • H W Martin Safety Fencing

Lot 10a – Specialist drainage

  • Carnell Support Service

Lot 10b – Specialist drainage

  • Carnell Support Service

Lot 11a – Temporary traffic management

  • Carillion Traffic Management
  • HW Martin Traffic Management

Lot 11b – Temporary traffic management

  • Tarmac Aggregates
  • HW Martin Traffic Management


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