The first jobs under the deal will start this month with a wide range of civils work set to include safer routes to schools, the creation of new cycleways, and public realm improvements programmes, including ‘greening’ initiatives.
Marlborough will also carry out traditional carriageway resurfacing and road markings works, footway reconditioning schemes, repairs and replacements to highway structures, drainage maintenance, and tree cutting.
In line with Islington Council’s strategic plan, Marlborough’s bid needed to provide excellent value, while demonstrating a clear vision for a greener, cleaner, and safer borough, sharing Islington’s ambition to achieve net zero carbon by 2030 – through the use of electric vehicles, greening, and the creation of people-friendly streets and neighbourhoods.
Marlborough already works in seven other London boroughs, including adjacent Hackney and Haringey.
Matthew Revell, Marlborough’s Managing Director, said: “We are thrilled to be working in the London Borough of Islington and look forward to developing a great relationship with Islington Council and with communities throughout the borough.
“Our dedicated team are proud to serve the people of this fantastic part of London, and with our in-depth knowledge, we are committed to creating a better environment for everyone to live, work and travel.”
Cllr Rowena Champion, Islington Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Air Quality and Transport, said: “We know that the climate emergency is a critically urgent issue, and that’s why we’re committed to creating a cleaner, greener, healthier issue through initiatives including people-friendly streets, School Streets, and greening.
“We have already taken great strides in creating a more environmentally-friendly, pleasant borough for local people, and we’re looking forward to working with Marlborough Highways to continue this positive progress.”