Galliford Try set for £81m roadwork haul in Midlands

Aaron Morby 8 years ago

Galliford Try expects to carry out £81m of road work in the Midlands after it secured a place on the region’s major highways alliance framework for the first time.

As tipped in the Enquirer last month, Galliford Try has secured places on both key lots of the revamped Midlands Highways Alliance Medium Schemes Framework.

This morning the 20 councils involved confirmed the line-up of contractors on the £261m framework over the next four years.

BAM Nuttall is the only firm working under the previous area agreement not to be resigned.

But Galliford Try wins places for both project valued work under £5m and, in joint venture with Aggregate Industries, for jobs between £5m and £25m.

Aggregate Industries in the only other firm to win both work categories.

MHA – Medium scheme framework 2

Schemes up to £5m (total spend £70m)

  • Balfour Beatty
  • Eurovia
  • LaFarge Tarmac/Carillion
  • Aggregate Industries
  • Galliford Try

Schemes between £5m to £25m (Total spend £191m)

  • Balfour Beatty
  • Galliford Try/Aggregate Industries
  • Lafarge Tarmac/Carillion

The framework programme will encompass delivery of the whole lifecycle of road projects on behalf of the relevant authorities, specifically road reconfigurations, resurfacing, waterproofing, enabling works, and design and delivery of new bridges and carriageways.

Galliford Try anticipates that it will be allocated works worth £81m under both framework lots.

Greg Fitzgerald, Galliford Try chief executive, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to this key framework for the first time. We already have a strong track record in both highways and construction, particularly in the Midlands where we are currently progressing the £52 million A45/A46 Tollbar End Improvement project.

“This new framework appointment is an outstanding opportunity to build on that success.”

Phil Crossland, chair of the MHA, said: “The previous contract proved itself to be an excellent example of collaboration between local councils across the Midlands and beyond delivering around £250m of projects and saving an estimated £15m.

“The main aim of the MHA from the very start has been to enable our members to quickly access standardised, high-quality, professional services for their road construction schemes.

“I’m delighted to see its replacement launched which will enable everyone in the alliance to continue to deliver projects more efficiently.”

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