Contractors and professional design firms win places on five-year framework

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Contractors and professional design firms have won places on a five-year £5bn Highways Agency framework, the largest ever framework for the improvement of England’s motorways and A roads.

In total 26 firms were appointed across four lots, detailed below.

The news came as prime minister David Cameron was due to announce a £15bn investment plan for Britain’s roads today.

Cameron will pledge to push ahead with over 100 projects between 2015 and 2021 under his first ever long-term Roads Investment Strategy, with full detail to be provided in the forthcoming Autumn Statement.

The winners of the £5bn Highways Agency framework are -

Lot 1 - Professional design and engineering services

  • Amey
  • Atkins Limited
  • CH2M HILL United Kingdom
  • Hyder Consulting (UK) Limited
  • Jacobs U.K. Limited
  • Mott MacDonald Limited/Grontmij Limited JV
  • Mouchel Ltd
  • Ove Arup & Partners Ltd
  • URS Infrastructure and Environment (UK) Ltd
  • WSP Civils Limited/Parsons Brinkerhoff JV

Lot 2 - Medium value construction work (scheme values up to £25m, may be extended to £50m)

  • EM Highway Services Limited
  • Geoffrey Osborne Limited
  • Interserve Construction Ltd
  • John Graham Construction Ltd
  • VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd

Lot 3a - High value construction work (scheme values between £25m and £100m, may be extended to £300m)

  • Amey
  • Galliford Try Infrastructure Limited
  • HOCHTIEF (UK) Construction Limited
  • John Sisk & Son Ltd/Lagan Construction Group Ltd JV
  • Kier Infrastructure & Overseas Limited
  • VINCI Construction UK Ltd (trading as Taylor Woodrow) / Vinci Construction Grands Projects JV

Lot 3b - High value construction work (scheme values between £100m and £450m)

  • Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd
  • BAM Nuttall Ltd / Morgan Sindall Plc JV
  • Carillion Construction Ltd
  • Costain Limited
  • Skanska Construction UK Ltd

Graham Dalton, Highways Agency chief executive said: “This framework is the largest we have ever awarded. It will allow the Agency to deliver large scale improvements to England’s strategic roads, enabling economic growth across the country.

“It is not just the scale of this framework that is important, but the way it is designed to bring the Agency, designers and contractors together in one large collaborative team. We expect to deliver this major investment programme efficiently, speedily, and with real effort to minimise disruption to road users while we build.”