Ringway, BAM Nuttall and Balfour Beatty/Birse also named on new Midlands framework for schemes up to £12m

Four teams will share up to £300m of highways work after winning places on a new Midlands framework.

The four contractors that have won a place on the Midlands Highway Alliance are a Tarmac/Carillion joint venture, Ringway, BAM Nuttall and Balfour Beatty/Birse. The framework, which is for medium-sized schemes, will be officially launched next week.

The shortlisted firms that missed out are Interserve, May Gurney, Jackson Civil Engineering and a joint venture between Aggregate Industries and Geoffrey Osborne.

The works will have an upper value of £12m, but the client says the total volume of work will be worth up to £300m. The framework is a collaboration of 13 local authorities across the Midlands and the Highways Agency.

Work will start in May.