Contractors to deliver £500m civils deal on behalf of TfL
05/01/2017 Highways Reporters
Costain, Morgan Sindall and Skanska will deliver £500 million worth of improvements to the capital's road network on behalf of Transport for London (TfL).
TfL has signed a four-year deal with the contractors to deliver what it calls some of its more complex, large scale, civil engineering schemes which, “will improve London’s road network for all”.
It says the new £500 million framework will see the trio working with TfL to design and build some of London’s most high profile and complex road improvement projects.
TfL says the framework will help deliver a wide range of projects to transform highways, reduce dangers on the roads, improve journey reliability and encourage cycling and walking. Schemes delivered using the framework could include projects such as the proposed Fiveways scheme in Croydon and the removal of the Vauxhall gyratory, as well as major asset renewal and upgrades like the A40 Westway structure.
Nick Fairholme, TfL’s director of projects and programmes, said: “We are delighted to be working with Costain, Morgan Sindall and Skanska over the next four years on a range of high profile and complex civil engineering projects. Each contractor brings something unique to the table and all have experience in designing and building major schemes, which will ensure Londoners get these key projects delivered in the most effective and efficient way.”
Andrew Wyllie CBE, chief executive of Costain, said: “We are delighted that TfL has again chosen Costain as a delivery partner for the Major Projects Framework. It is a reflection of our strong track record in applying innovative techniques in highways.”
Nick Fletcher, managing director of infrastructure at Morgan Sindall, said: “The projects within this framework call upon a wide variety of expertise, including highways, bridge and tunnelling skills – all of which we are well-placed to deliver, having a strong project history with similar schemes.”
Mark Shopland, operations director at Skanska said: “We are proud to be involved in this framework and to be contributing towards these high profile project that will improve the road network for people in London.”