UK road contracts awarded to partnership

Sweco and Galliford Try will handle two major road upgrade projects in the UK jointly.
Maintenance / October 3, 2019

Sweco and Galliford Try will handle two major road upgrade projects in the UK jointly. The work is worth £435 million in all and involves upgrading the A47 that connects Peterborough with Norwich and also the A303 route between Ilchester and Sparkford. Engineering consultancy Sweco will be acting as chief designer and Galliford Try as lead contractor. The contracts form part of Highways England’s £8.7 billion Regional Delivery Partnerships framework.

The contracts follow Sweco’s appointment to the £8.7 billion programme last November, which forms part of the Government’s new six-year Routes to Market programme, with contractors selected for eight regional lots across two bands.

John Owens, Director of Major Projects at Sweco UK & Ireland, said: “Our appointment to these two key schemes underlines the significant experience and expertise we can deliver to reduce congestion, cut journey times and improve safety for local communities.

“As an integrated team, we will be working with our long-term partner Galliford Try and our wider supply chain to change the highways sector and drive greater efficiencies and improvements in productivity, delivering the key aspirations of the Regional Delivery Partnership.  

Nick Culshaw, operations director at Galliford Try Highways, said: “The appointment underlines the strategic importance of highways to our construction business and in Sweco, we have a design partner that will enable us to deliver infrastructure programmes that will bring huge benefit to the UK’s road users.”


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