Network Rail has awarded three contracts worth up to £7bn for Control Period 6 (2019-2024) to J Murphy & Sons, BAM Nuttall and Geoffrey Osborne for renewals and enhancements in Anglia, South East and Wessex in the South of England.
The three companies will act as strategic delivery partners throughout CP6.
While J Murphy & Sons has been awarded works in Anglia, BAM Nuttall has won the contract for South East and Geoffrey Osborne has secured the contract for works in Wessex.
Projects under the multi-discipline framework will include stations, buildings and civils, electrifications, power, signalling, telecommunications and track.
The contracts are for an initial five-year period but have the option of three one-year extensions, if required.
According to Network Rail, the estimated renewals spend on the Anglia route will be £340m-£460m, Southeast route £640m-£860m and Wessex route £280m-£370m, totalling £1.26bn-£1.69bn.
Similarly, the estimated enhancements spend on the Anglia route will be up to £810m, Southeast route up to £1.06bn and Wessex route up to £850m, totalling up to £2.72bn.
Osborne infrastructure managing director John Dowsett said: “Winning this CP6 framework is highly significant for us – it sees us further strengthening our rail portfolio and continuing to work with Network Rail, who recognise and value the collaborative approach we bring.”
J Murphy and Sons CEO John Murphy said: “We are excited to be part of Network Rail’s strategic partnership to deliver CP6. This award continues our long partnership with them in renewing and enhancing infrastructure throughout the UK and will give us the chance to work together and drive innovation and improvements.”
BAM Nuttall rail director Huw Jones said: “We’re proud of the contribution we’ve made and are excited to be continuing our collaboration with Network Rail, and our supply chain, for the safe delivery of exceptional rail infrastructure.
“This confirmation of our continued involvement allows us to invest with confidence in developing skills, our innovation pipeline and technology.”
Of the three successful bidders, BAM Nuttall and Geoffrey Osborne have earlier delivered schemes in the region, including a 100-hour blockade to replace a life-expired bridge in Wandsworth and the upgrade of Shoreham Viaduct.
Image: The Shoreham Viaduct. Photo: Courtesy of Network Rail.