Contractors appointed to frameworks to improve London North West and East Midlands routes

Lafarge freight rail link in Kent

Contractors Carillion, Skanska and VolkerRail are among nine firms that have scooped a place on frameworks worth a total of £1.6bn from Network Rail.

The firms will do earthworks, civil engineering, building work and electrification work on the London North West and East Midlands routes of the rail network.

The frameworks form part of Network Rail’s £38bn investment in the railways over the next five years.

Network Rail’s infrastructure projects director Rob Offord said the award of the frameworks was “a significant milestone in the implementation of our new procurement and contracting strategy”.

He said: “This [the contracting strategy] will bring improved safety, whole-life cost efficiency and delivery performance through collaborative relationships with a consolidated and strategically aligned supply chain.”

The awarded suppliers are: Amalgamated Construction Limited, Amey, Buckingham Group Contracting Limited, Carillion Construction Limited, J Murphy & Sons Limited, Miller Construction (UK) Limited, Skanska Construction UK Limited, Story Contracting Limited and VolkerRail Limited.

Framework agreements for projects of £4.3m to £100m

 Railway EngineeringCivil EngineeringBuildings
RegionSupplierLot valueSupplierLot valueSupplierLot value
East MidlandsCarillion£348m

Amalgamated Construction

J. Murphy & Sons

£246mMiller Construction £127m
London North West -SouthVolkerRail£100mSkanska Construction UK£85mBuckingham Group Contracting£60m
London North West -NorthVolkerRail£110mBuckingham Group Contracting£40mMiller Construction£40m


Framework agreements for projects up to £4.3m


Electrification and Plant


London North West -SouthAmalgamated Construction Ltd£57mJ. Murphy & Sons Limited£53mJ. Murphy & Sons Limited£57mAmey£36m
London North West - North, SouthJ. Murphy & Sons Limited£68mJ. Murphy & Sons Limited£29mAmalgamated Construction Ltd£42mVolkerRail Limited£61m
LNW North, NorthStory Contracting Limited£21mStory Contracting Limited£46mStory Contracting Limited£17m