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Winners named on £500m Midlands highways framework

Four contractors have been picked for a new £500m highways framework covering 21 local authorities in and around the Midlands.

Balfour Beatty, Eurovia, Galliford Try and Morgan Sindall were chosen for the Midlands Highways Alliance MSF3 framework, which will cover highways improvements, maintenance and infrastructure works for the next four years.

The MSF3 framework replaces the Midlands Highways Alliance’s MSF2 framework, which ran for four years to June 2018.

Balfour Beatty and a Galliford Try / Aggregate Industries JV were among the firms on MSF2’s highest-value lot for projects up to £25m, alongside a JV between Tarmac and collapsed contractor Carillion.

Aggregate Industries, Balfour Beatty, Eurovia, Galliford Try and Tarmac / Carillion were all on MSF2’s lower-value lot for projects up to £5m.

Leicestershire County Council is the procuring authority behind the framework, with other Midlands authorities able to use MSF3 including Wolverhampton City Council, Derby City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council.

The Midlands Highways Alliance also include authorities outside of the Midlands such as Barnsley Metropolitan District Council, Buckinghamshire County Council and Peterborough City Council.

Eurovia recently secured a place on Highways England’s £3.3bn resurfacing framework, with company landing spots on two lots covering renewals work in the Midlands and East of England.

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