Support services group scoops £40m of utility work on Edinburgh tram project, plus more than £80m in other construction contracts

Alfred McAlpine has announced a series of contract wins worth more than £120m.

The largest win is a £40m contract to divert telecoms, gas, water and electricity services for the Edinburgh tram network. Utility diversion work is scheduled to commence in Spring 2007.

Other work includes a £26m contract to build one of the UK's first primary healthcare centres at Aldershot, an £18m contract to build a Crowne Plaza Hotel for Ician Developments in the Smithfield area of Manchester and a £10m contract awarded by the Welsh Assembly to upgrade the A470 in North Wales.

The Highways Agency has also awarded the company a £15m contract, under its M4 Technology Framework contract, to construct message sign bases and communications infrastructure between junctions on the M4.

Ian Grice, Group Chief Executive of Alfred McAlpine said: ”We continue to be encouraged by the amount of new business opportunities open to us, and this enables us to maintain our selective approach to the sort of work we bid for. Today's new contracts, which cover infrastructure and construction services, emphasise the extent of our offering to the built environment and our ability to develop solutions which meet the exact requirements of our clients.”