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Costain saves £15m on Welsh road job

02/06/2011

Costain has helped to deliver £15million worth of cost savings for a major road project in Port Talbot through managing innovative client specific solutions and value engineering.

Costain wins £150m Welsh road job

15/06/2011

Costain has fought off competition from two Spanish consortia to win the £150m contract to build the A465 Heads of the Valleys road in South Wales.

Fast-track planning for Costain M6 job

15/03/2012

Lancashire’s proposed £123m Heysham to M6 link road project will be the first highway to go before the Government’s fast-track planning body.

Highways work helps lift Costain profits 16%

06/03/2013

Highways work helped Costain to deliver a big rise in profits despite challenging trading in general construction during 2012.

Costain carrying out roundabout upgrade

19/06/2013

Costain is working on a £4 million contract that involves enlarging a roundabout on junction 21 of the M5 at Weston-Super-Mare.

Costain wins construction award

18/07/2013

Costain has received national recognition for work carried out on the £68 million Harbour Way section of the peripheral distributor road in Port Talbot, Wales.

Costain awarded £34m Highways Agency contract

19/07/2013

Costain has been awarded an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contract by the Highways Agency for the A160/A180 Port of Immingham improvement scheme in North Lincolnshire.

Contracts round-up

06/09/2013

BAM Nuttall, Costain, Interserve and Tarmac are chasing a £2.8 million deal with the Highways Agency for improvements to junction 10 of the M42. A decision is imminent with Amey expected to oversee work for the Agency.

Costain to carry out J6 Coventry bridge works

30/10/2013

Costain has been awarded the contract for the new bridge deck construction at Junction 6 of Coventry ring road.

Costain to carry out Hammersmith Flyover refurbishment works

04/11/2013

Costain is currently in the early contractor involvement (ECI) phase of a £70million project to strengthen and refurbish the Hammersmith Flyover in West London on behalf of Transport for London (Tfl).

Costain awarded M6 Heysham link road contract

20/12/2013

Costain has been awarded a £100 million contract by Lancashire County Council to construct the M6 Heysham link road.

Costain awarded airport contract

13/01/2014

Costain has been awarded a £5 million contract to build a 1km single carriageway road at Manchester airport.

Road projects could provide local business opportunities in Coventry

20/02/2014

Small and medium sized local businesses could end up working alongside Coventry City Council and Costain to help deliver major road projects. 

MMG JV to work with Costain on A160/A180 road improvements

09/04/2014

The Mott MacDonald Grontmij joint venture (MMG JV) will carry out a technical assurance role for the A160/A180 Port of Immingham improvement scheme near Grimsby.

Four contractors to work on £184m smart motorway project

19/06/2014

Costain is one of four contractors that have been selected to deliver an upgrade to the M60 and M62 motorways on behalf of the Highways Agency.

Go-ahead for £130m bypass

29/08/2014

Costain has got the go-ahead to build a £130m bypass on one of the north west’s busiest A roads.

Costain wins smart motorway contracts

11/09/2014

Costain has been awarded two new smart motorway scheme contracts under the Highways Agency’s Major Projects Framework.

Costain secures £100m Highways Agency contract

17/11/2014

Costain has been appointed by the Highways Agency to deliver major improvements to the A556.

Costain to bid for tunnels work

04/12/2014

Costain is set to bid for work under a new framework contract on major road tunnels in North Wales, owned and operated by Welsh Government.

Costain introduces improved excavator safety on M1 project

08/12/2014

Costain has introduced a new way to improve excavator safety whilst working on the M1 J28-31 smart motorway project.

Joint venture to deliver £750m M4 upgrade

23/03/2015

Costain and Vinci will deliver the £750 million M4 Corridor upgrade around Newport after being awarded the early contractor involvement deal.

M6 link road taking shape

31/03/2015

Work on the £124.5 million M6 Heysham link road is progressing quickly with contractor Costain putting up a number of major structures along the route.

Smaller carbon footprint for M6 Link Road

12/05/2015

Costain is working with supply chain partner Lafarge Tarmac to reduce the carbon footprint of the construction of the Heysham to M6 link road in Lancashire.

Costain/Skanska JV awarded £600m A14 improvement scheme contract

03/06/2015

A Costain/Skanska joint venture will deliver two of the three sections of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme after being awarded a £600 million contract by Highways England.

Smart motorways investment for England announced

22/07/2015

Highways England has today appointed six joint-venture companies to design and build 10 smart motorways across England as part of a £1.5 billion investment.

Highways England boss makes first site visit

29/07/2015

The new chief executive of Highways England has made his first site visit.

Two workers hurt in A556 scissor lift collapse

05/08/2015

Two workers have been injured, one seriously, while working on the A556 improvement project.

Costain trialling self-healing concrete

27/08/2015

Costain is supporting the development of self-healing concrete by carrying out trials on one of its live highway projects in Wales.

Self-healing concrete trial gets underway

28/10/2015

The UK’s first major trial of self-healing concrete is underway in Wales.

New ICE learning centre receives industry support

09/12/2015

Seven leading contractors and consultants have joined forces with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) to help fund a new state-of-the-art engineering exhibition and learning centre.

Great crested newts found on M1

10/12/2015

Large numbers of great crested newts have been found on the M1 smart motorway scheme.

A-one+ wins ASCs in Areas 4 and 12

17/12/2015

A-one+ has won two major maintenance contracts with Highways England in Areas 4 and 12.

JV wins new £300m highways contract

17/12/2015

A Costain/CH2M joint venture has won a £300 million contract to maintain the roads in East Sussex.

CH2M/Costain JV awarded £300m East Sussex contract

20/01/2016

A CH2M/Costain joint venture has been awarded a £300 million contract to carry out 2,000 miles of road improvements in East Sussex.

Costain updating tunnel safety systems on A55

25/01/2016

Costain is helping to install a range of safety systems in tunnels along the A55 trunk road in North Wales.

Costain wins £110m ECI contract

01/02/2016

Costain has been awarded an £110 million Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contract by Lancashire County Council for the Preston Western Distributor and associated link roads.

A-one+ achieves four million hours of safe working

23/02/2016

Highways service provider A-one+ has reached the milestone of one thousand days and four million working hours without a reportable accident in Area 12.

Bridge beams lifted into place over Immingham Port link road

04/04/2016

Thirty giant concrete bridge beams have been lifted into place over the A160 near Immingham as part of a £88.4 million project to improve access to one of the UK’s busiest ports.

Costain/CH2M to start work in East Sussex

28/04/2016

Costain will start work on a £300 million contract with East Sussex County Council on Sunday (1 May).

A-one+ starts work on HE contract in Kent and Sussex

28/06/2016

A-one+ has started work on a Highways England contract that is worth up to £70 million per year in Kent and Sussex.

Costain buys traffic technology firm SSL

06/07/2016

Costain has completed the acquisition of Simulation Systems Limited (SSL), a provider of technology-based solutions for the highways sector, in a deal worth £17 million.   

M6 link road nearing completion

05/08/2016

Work on the £130 million Heysham to M6 link road is nearing completion.  

L&R wins A556 road markings contract

10/10/2016

L&R Roadlines will install road markings along the A556 between Knutsford and Bowdon after being awarded a major contract to become a key supply chain partner to Costain.  

HE awards new highway maintenance deals worth £300m

15/12/2016

Highways England has awarded four new style asset delivery contracts worth over £300 million to Kier, a CH2M/Costain joint venture and Amey.

Contractors to deliver £500m civils deal on behalf of TfL

05/01/2017

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).

Progress being made on A556 scheme

18/01/2017

Work on the Highways England A556 Knutsford to Bowdon improvement scheme is progressing well.

Costain awarded £150m smart motorway contract

04/06/2018

Costain has won the M6 J21a-26 smart motorway contract from Highways England to work on the upgrade between the M62 and M58 junctions in north west England.

Costain scoops 'flagship' Highways England connected vehicle contract

21/08/2018

Highways England has awarded Costain a key contract to design, install and implement one of the UK’s first pilot connected vehicle corridors on a live road.

Costain CEO steps down

06/03/2019

Costain has announced Andrew Wyllie CBE is stepping down as CEO after 14 years.

Costain wins £125m A19 works

22/03/2019

Highways England has appointed Costain to deliver major improvements on the £125m upgrade scheme A19 in the North East of England.

Traffex: A journey into the future

12/04/2019

Highways talks to the the creators of the Traffex Future Mobility feature to explain how they see the future of mobility.

Traffex star wins Highways England digital roads cash

22/07/2019

One of the stars of Traffex 2019's Future Mobility Zone, Costain, has been awarded innovation funding from Highways England for two connected digital roads projects.

A465 dualling cost increase still not settled

15/10/2019

The final cost to taxpayers of a troubled Welsh highways scheme remains unknown, two years after the Welsh Government revealed it was in dispute with contractor Costain over liability for a 25% cost increase.

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