Construction firm wins two major deals: a five-year infrastructure contract with Network Rail and a mixed-use scheme in Kent.

Construction company Alfred McAlpine has clinched two new contracts, together worth more than £170m.

Network Rail has reappointed McAlpine to maintain, repair and renew its Western Territory network infrastructure for the next five years, with a possible two-year extension. The contract is worth £125m. Works include designing and constructing earthworks as well as the repair and renewal of bridges.

McAlpine has also secured a £49m contract with big-shed builders ProLogis Developments to design and build the infrastructure for the “Bridge” – a 264-acre, mixed-use scheme in Dartford, Kent. The works, located next to the Dartford Cross on the M25, include the provision of roads and foul and surface drainage. The contractors will also be responsible for a Fastrack bus system that will link the development to Dartford station and Bluewater shopping centre. Work is due to start on site on 5 September and will run for two years.