Amey Consulting has won a £50m Highways England design services contract covering the North West.
The contract is the second of the Asset Delivery suite of contracts to be awarded in Area 10, which covers Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and South Lancashire area.
In October Amey also won a £325m 15-year Asset Delivery maintenance and response contract for the same region.
The design services contract, which starts in April 2019 and will run for up to five years, is valued at £49.7m.
It will see Amey Consulting carrying out the designs of structures, drains, barriers, signs, landscaping, lighting, traffic signals and other features across the North West’s 260 miles of motorway and 50 miles of major A road.
Highways England’s executive director of operations, Nick Harris, said: ‘This design services contract will help us continue to drive improvements in delivery and strengthening of our regional expertise. We are delighted to award this contract to Amey and look forward to establishing a successful, long-term relationship with them.’
Amey chief executive Andy Milner said: ‘Collaboration is at the core of Amey Consulting’s approach, and working closely with Highways England and the Asset Delivery Community, we look forward to delivering long-lasting benefits for the communities of the North West.'
Highways England said the third Area 10 contract, a construction works framework, is due to be awarded ‘in the coming months’.