Amey wins Liverpool contracts

07/06/2013
Highways Reporters

Amey will deliver highways and street cleaning services across Liverpool after successfully bidding for two contracts worth £113 million.

Liverpool City Council announced Amey as the successful bidder for both the contracts which are worth a total of £113million over nine years and will deliver around £33million of savings for the local authority.

The contracts will give Amey responsibility for improving and maintaining Liverpool’s highways infrastructure – including nearly 2,000 km of roads, 44,000 street lights, 516 structures as well as street cleansing, winter maintenance and highway improvement schemes across the city.

Mel Ewell, chief executive for Amey, said: “I am delighted Amey has been awarded these two contracts. Liverpool is one of the UK’s most distinctive cities and our vision for the service is to deliver a best value and innovative approach to improving the reliability of the road network and the cleanliness of the streets. We are looking forward to working with the council and have focused our approach on supporting the Mayoral pledges to make Liverpool one of the UK’s best kept cities.”

Councillor Tim Moore, cabinet member for climate change and transport, added: "Keeping our streets clean and well maintained is a major priority, but cuts in funding from central Government mean it is more important than ever that we squeeze as much value as possible from our contracts.

"The millions of pounds we are saving each year will enable us to protect other vital services and shield the most vulnerable as much as we possibly can.

"We are convinced Amey will deliver top quality services, and have been particularly impressed with their commitment to developing employment opportunities for local people."

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