Four shortlisted for £50m A96 design deal

Aaron Morby 1 year ago
Share

Transport Scotland has shortlisted four consultant groups to bid for a £50m design contract to dual part of the A96.

A96 dualling sections

The design consultancies  have been invited to tender for the design work for the western section of the A96 Dualling programme – a 29-mile stretch between Hardmuir and Fochabers.

A96 Dualling programme Hardmuir-Fochabers

Bidders

  • AECOM
  • Amey/Arup
  • CH2M/Fairhurst Joint Venture
  • Mott MacDonald/Grontmij

Scottish cabinet secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities Keith Brown said: “This major contract marks a further milestone towards the dualling of the A96 with all the investment and improvements that will bring to the Highlands and north-east of Scotland.

“When this contract is awarded later this spring, design work for the western section will step up a gear with route option assessment work getting underway.

“This contract will also provide the successful bidders with steady work for years to come and many more opportunities for small and medium enterprises through subcontracted work, so it will be a significant boost for the local and national economy.

He added: “With construction of the first section of our £3bn A9 dualling programme now well underway and the first section between Kincraig and Dalraddy due to finish next summer– combined with our work to dual the A96, we will ensure communities across Scotland get the 21st century road network they rightly deserve.”

Latest news

London’s Camden Council to strip cladding from five towers

Tests reveal Chalcots Estate fitted with polyethylene core cladding
14 hours ago

First tests reveal combustible cladding on other towers

Up to 600 towers need to be checked
18 hours ago

Two killed in crane collapse on Crewe construction site

Tower crane comes down on Seddon site
1 day ago

Berkeley cleared to fast-track scheme for Grenfell survivors

Homes and Communities Agency strike deal to buy Kensington Row luxury apartment scheme
2 days ago

Buckingham Group targets £500m revenue in 2018

Profits soar as firm eyes swelling pipeline of stadium projects.
1 day ago

Five more Edinburgh schools found with building defects

Investigation reveals more schools in Edinburgh suffered wall-tie defects
21 hours ago

Galliford/Lagan jv wins £135m RAF Marham hangar

New hangar will house a dozen F-35B vertical take-off jets
1 day ago

CIOB sets up commission to probe control of build quality

Paul Nash to lead urgent review into behaviour that undermines quality in construction
2 days ago

Barratt names new finance boss

Barratt promotes Jessica White to top financial executive
21 hours ago

Opinion: Construction must say never again to another Grenfell

The industry must break with its lowest cost culture
2 days ago

Profits soar at Berkeley despite housing market uncertainty

Berkeley worried about Brexit impact on skills as half its site labour comes from EU
2 days ago

Hewden sell-off raises £120m but trade creditors get pennies

More than £41m was owed to plant hire giant's trade creditors
2 days ago

New Bovis Homes boss buys extra £2m shares

Greg Fitzgerald raises his shareholding to around £3.2m
2 days ago

Kier and Bouygues look for London subcontractors

Major meet the buyer event in the capital next week: Register now
3 days ago

Croydon council to retrofit 25 towers with sprinklers

Council to start £10m sprinkler programme in tallest housing blocks
2 days ago

Yorkshire builder’s MBO deal sowed seeds of own demise

George Hurst & Sons never recovered from an MBO a decade ago saddling the business with debt
2 days ago

Queensferry Crossing to open on August 30

End in sight for contractors who have battled against high winds for six years
3 days ago

Councils ordered to check rainscreening on all buildings

Government to fund fire rating tests on all aluminium composite material clad buildings
4 days ago

Morgan Sindall infrastructure boss to join Lagan

Nick Fletcher to return to Lagan as Chief Operating Officer
3 days ago

Architect makes loss as construction market peaks

Aukett Swanke struggling for commissions as market hits "bottom of the cycle"
3 days ago

Final concrete poured on Mersey Gateway

Bridge project on course to be completed this autumn
3 days ago

Willmott Dixon wins £20m medical school

University works swell to £320m with new Anglia Ruskin School of Medicine in Chelmsford
3 days ago

Worker trapped between roof and work platform

Contractor Pyeroy fined £130,000 for lack of MEWP training
3 days ago

Bristol Uni plan for £300m Temple Meads campus

Construction work is scheduled to get underway on 900,000 sq ft scheme in 2019
4 days ago

Morgan Sindall secures Midlands power network deal

Western Power Distribution two year contract extension worth £60m
3 days ago

Specialists named for £290m SW highways work

21 firms awarded specialist works on new South West England asset delivery model
4 days ago

Vital Energi wins Ardmore package at Ram Brewery

Specialists latest success with main contractor
3 days ago

Experts focus on rapid fire spread up exterior clad columns

Building columns clad in 'flammable' rainscreening allowed Grenfell fire to spread rapidly
4 days ago

Bechtel posts £2.3m UK operating loss

Project management specialist hit by problem contracts
4 days ago

Third of firms dropped from £1bn-plus London housing deal

Notting Hill Housing Trust names 23-strong line-up of favoured contractors
4 days ago

Contractor services