Graham secures building repairs contract in Worcester, UK

WCN Editorial Team 17 Mar 2020 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

UK-based construction company Graham has secured building repairs and maintenance and minor works contract from the Worcester City Council.

Under the contract, Graham will deliver reactive maintenance, planned maintenance, minor works projects and out of hours emergency works for a period of five years initially, with scope for a two-year extension.

As the county town of Worcestershire, Worcester City covers an area of nearly 33km². It is situated in the West Midlands, nearly 17 miles southwest of Birmingham.

From 1 April 2020, Graham will be responsible for more than 70 properties and sites within the council’s local government boundaries that include public buildings and associated structures, to depots, offices, community centres, historic parks, allotments and communal areas.

The buildings also include Grade I listed Guildhall, dating back to 1721, and the Museum and Art Gallery, which was established in 1833.

Graham stated that it will manage the term partnership from its newly opened office in Wythall, bordering Solihull and Birmingham.

Graham operations director Gareth Smyth said: “This latest success is another important milestone for GRAHAM in the Midlands and reflects our quality delivery, professionalism and expertise in the area. Worcester is a beautiful cathedral and university city with a suite of historic buildings.

“We look forward to bringing our collaborative approach to facilities management to Worcester City Council in support of the local community and over 100,000 residents.”

Last month, Graham was selected to build new roads on M11. The works include a new junction and a link road, connecting the motorway with Gilden Way, east of Harlow, and creating a new east-west link through the town.

Funded by Highways England, the Department for Transport, Essex County Council and the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, the scheme is located between Junctions 7 and 8 of the M11.

Under the contract, the existing B183 will be widened, creating an additional lane heading westbound and offering two lanes to the existing London Road Roundabout linking the A414.

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Image: A Graham worker conducting repair activities. (Credit: GRAHAM Group.)

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