Amey to start running highways services in Gloucestershire
28/03/2014 Highways Reporters
Amey will start providing highways services for Gloucestershire County Council from 1 April 2014.
The company was named as the preferred bidder for Gloucestershire's highway and transport services back in December last year. Amey already has valuable experience of working in the county, running the street scene contract for Gloucester City Council. They also run similar contracts in Birmingham, Hampshire and Sheffield.
The new contract is for an initial five years but could be extended up to 11 years in total, which means it's worth between £130 and £450 million overall.
The previous contract with Skanska (when the partnership was known as Gloucestershire Highways) ends on 31 March 2014.
Cllr Vernon Smith (pictured left with Ruth Kinsella, account director for Amey), cabinet member for highways, said: “I am confident that our new highways partnership with Amey will provide quality services and value for money for local tax payers. Thanks to the extra investment we've made in our roads and this new partnership, I expect Gloucestershire's network to go from strength to strength into the 21st century."
Mel Ewell, chief executive for Amey, added: “We are committed to delivering quality highways services in Gloucestershire and working closely with the county council to deliver their vision of a safe and sustainable transport network. By drawing on our existing footprint in the local area along with our national highways experience we can provide a high quality, yet cost efficient services for the county.”