Morgan Sindall, BAM JV wins £300m motorway upgrade contracts in UK

WCN Editorial Team 10 Jan 2018 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

The Morgan Sindall and BAM Nuttall joint venture, bmJV, has won two contracts worth £322m to deliver part of the smart motorway programme of Highways England.

The first contract is a two-stage design and build contract worth £104m and involves upgrading 10 miles of the M62 between Warrington (J10) and Manchester (J12).

bmJV and design partners WSP and AECOM began the design phase in December 2017 and works are planned to start on site from spring 2018.

The second contract, worth £218m to bmJV, involves the conversion of the M27 between junctions 4 and 11 to a dual four-lane along the 15-mile stretch.

bmJV, supported by design partners SWECO/Mott Macdonald and WSP, will begin the design phase in January 2018. Construction will begin in spring 2018.

The contracts have been awarded under the Collaborative Delivery Framework of Highways England.

The framework is the largest ever for the improvement of England’s motorways and A roads.

bmJV secured a place on the framework in 2014.

Morgan Sindall managing director of highways Paul Gott said: “These contracts mark the start of two more prestigious projects for bmJV.

“The established relationship between our two companies enables us to provide the best possible service to enhance the capacity and reliability of the UK’s strategic road network in order to improve journeys for road users.”

Morgan Sindall is a UK construction and infrastructure company and that works for private and public sector customers on projects and frameworks. It is part of Morgan Sindall Group, a UK construction and regeneration group, and operates across the commercial, education, energy, defence, healthcare, industrial, transport, leisure, retail and water markets.

BAM Nuttall delivers civil engineering schemes in rail, marine, tunnelling, highways, remediation and water sectors in the UK.

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