Amey Consulting has won a £49.7m contract to design the motorways and major A roads in Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and South Lancashire in the North West of the UK.
The five-year Design Services contract has been awarded to Amey Consulting as part of Highways England’s Asset Delivery operating model.
Under the contract, which begins in April 2019, Amey Consulting will carry out the designs of structures, drains, barriers, signs, landscaping, lighting, traffic signals and other features across the 260 miles of motorway and 50 miles of major A roads in the North West.
Highways England executive director of operations Nick Harris said: “This contract will enable Highways England to deliver the schemes which will improve both journeys for our customer and the condition of the road network.
“This Design Services contract will help us continue to drive improvements in delivery and strengthening of our regional expertise. We are delighted to award this contract to Amey and look forward to establishing a successful, long-term relationship with them.”
Amey was awarded a £325m Asset Delivery Maintenance and Response contract for Area 10 in October, which will run for up to 15 years.
Amey CEO Andy Milner said: “Collaboration is at the core of Amey Consulting’s approach, and working closely with Highways England and the Asset Delivery Community, we look forward to delivering long-lasting benefits for the communities of the North West.”
In November 2018, Amey Sir Robert McAlpine, a joint venture between infrastructure support service provider Amey and construction and civil engineering company Sir Robert McAlpine, has been announced as a Delivery Integration Partner.
The joint venture will be deliver improvement schemes across North of England as part of Highways England’s Regional Delivery Partnership.
The joint venture has been selected as preferred partner for Lot 3 and will design and construct motorway and trunk road improvement projects worth up to £100m for the next six years.
Image: Amey Consulting wins contract to design roads in North West UK. Photo: Courtesy of AMEY PLC.