Local heroes Conway to blitz Kent's potholes in £1.5m deal

21/02/2019
Chris Ames

Kent County Council has awarded FM Conway a two-year contract to provide surface repair services through the council’s ‘pothole blitz’ initiative.

The contract will see the infrastructure services company deliver repair works in its home county from its base in Sevenoaks.

FM Conway said it will work closely with the council on the contract, which is valued at approximately £1.5m to April 2021, self-delivering materials from its asphalt plant in Erith to drive cost efficiencies.

It will also concentrate on increasing the recycled content in the surface course mix of the council’s roads, ‘aligning with environmental best practice and improving overall sustainability of the network’.

Head of surfacing Paul Padfield said the business is looking forward to futureproofing the county’s road network and delivering a 'seamless' service for road users.

He said: ‘This is a milestone win for FM Conway: not only does it showcase our continued geographical expansion outside of London, but it is also testament to our surfacing expertise.

‘With our climate becoming increasingly extreme and unpredictable, our works will cover both reactive pothole repair works and planned maintenance to ensure we are delivering a complete service for our client and offering the best experience to road users.

‘We are also working with the county council to reduce the environmental impact of its roads by incorporating recycled materials into the surface layer of the road network.

‘I’m confident that our skilled team will be able to deliver a safe and efficient service for road users.’

The deal is the second major county-wide contract win for FM Conway in the South of England. It also works with Costain/CH2M on a £56m surfacing framework for East Sussex CC.

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