May Gurney and WSP joint venture selected to deliver highway services project

The May Gurney WSP joint venture was named preferred bidder for a £320m transport project for Northamptonshire County Council.

The MGWSP partnership will provide corporate services, consultancy and operational delivery to the council’s highway services project. The contract will start in March this year and run for eight years, with a possible extension of four years.

Bob Seery, Northamptonshire County Council's cabinet member for roads and transport, commented: “MGWSP were identified as the best bidder based on the needs of the council and for the county's roads going forward.

"MGWSP will play a key role in the development of highways programmes and projects. The contract will look to develop and bring forward innovations in highways management using all the latest technology to secure the best value for money.”

Chris Cole, chief executive at WSP, said: “This is a significant development for MGWSP and the whole team is looking forward to a long and successful partnership with Northamptonshire County Council. It further supports the continuing development of our presence in the local authorities, highways and transportation sectors in the UK.”

MGWSP is the joint venture between support and construction service provider May Gurney and design, engineering and management consultancy WSP. The partnership focuses on local government services across the UK.