Joint venture between Mace and consultant CPC Project Services appointed as programme support partner for Tube upgrades

London Underground tube station

A joint venture between Mace and management consultancy CPC Project Services has won a major support contract for upgrades on the London Underground.

The JV will become Transport for London (TfL)’s programme support partner for the upgrade of the District, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City Lines on the underground.

The programme, officially referred to as Four Lines Modernisation (4LM), will renew the current signalling systems and bring in advanced automated train control for the lines, which are estimated to carry 1.3m passengers each day and account for 40% of the underground network.

Mace and CPC will provide a review of the 4LM programme, develop an integrated programme and support 4LM’s leadership team with collaboration across the programme, looking at how programme partners are incentivised throughout the scheme.

The contract is the third major win for the Mace/CPC JV, with the two firms already working on TfL’s Tramlink programme and as part of the joint delivery partner consortium for London Underground’s £331m stations upgrade programme.

David Martin, programme director for Mace, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to support London Underground in creating a high-performing team to drive the programme forward.

“There are already some excellent partners on board and we’re looking to complement their skills, bring insight from our work on major programmes and help deliver this critical scheme for London’s transport network.”

Steve Mole, partner at CPC, said: “The CPC/Mace team will bring our expertise in leading the delivery of complex systems and projects in transport to 4LM. 

“We will work in partnership with London Underground and its supply chain to engage collaboratively and drive improvements to services and capacity for the tube.”