FM Conway wins £450m Westminster City Council contracts

Highways Reporters

FM Conway has won major maintenance and improvement contracts with Westminster City Council valued at up to £450 million.

FM Conway will work with WSP, a leading professional services consultancy, which supplies design services.

The three deals cover highways maintenance management and public realm projects (£30m per year); public lighting maintenance management and mechanical and electrical works (£5.25m per year); and bridge and structures maintenance management and improvement (£2.5m per year).  Each contract is for eight years with an option for a four-year extension.

The three individual contracts will each commence on 1 April 2014 and will see the FM Conway WSP team deliver a wide range of services including: design and consultancy services; reactive and planned highway maintenance and management services; public realm projects; management and improvement of Westminster City Council’s highway assets; and the maintenance and management of two Thames crossings and all tunnels, monuments and statues.

The new deals build on FM Conway’s longstanding relationship with Westminster City Council which has seen it deliver highways services since 1991, and WSP’s existing relationship providing transport planning traffic engineering and order making, and infrastructure design services to Westminster City Council for the last nine years.

Michael Conway (pictured), chief executive officer at FM Conway, said: “These maintenance deals demonstrate the scale and quality of our offer and our ability to unlock efficiency savings, drive innovation and recycle materials in our state-of-the-art plants, all key factors in securing the new contracts.  We have a successful existing partnership with Westminster City Council, and will be working together closely to provide a first-rate service for London’s most iconic infrastructure.”

Chris Dixon, Westminster Contract Director at WSP said: ‘’This is a fantastic win for WSP and FM Conway, which is a result of excellent delivery and client relationships from our existing technical team in Westminster. We are delighted with the appointment, which acknowledges the high quality of our proposal and the value for money that we will provide to Westminster.’’

Cllr Melvyn Caplan, Westminster City Council cabinet member for finance, resources and customer services, said: “We welcome this opportunity to build on our existing relationships with FM Conway and WSP in a deal that will deliver continual improvements to the public realm. Westminster’s infrastructure is one of its most valuable assets and it is vital that we continue to maintain it to the highest possible standards while ensuring we secure value for money for our residents.”

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