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A-one+ wins multi-million pound highways contracts

Highways England

A-one+ has won a major contract with Highways England and Costain has secured preferred bidder status for another in Sussex.

CH2M, Colas and Costain will work on the asset management and maintenance contract with Highways England, that’s worth between £140m and £165m per year. The five-year Asset Support Contracts are for Area 4 – Sussex and Kent – and Area 12, Yorkshire and Humberside. The contracts start in June next year and there’s also the potential for a three-year extension.

A-one+ managing director Clive Leadbetter said: “I am delighted that A-one+ has been selected by Highways England to support their delivery plans in Areas 12 and 4 in addition to our contracts in Areas 7 and 14 to meet the aims and objectives of their procurement strategy. Our expertise and ability to create innovative solutions in safety, customer experience and asset management has been and will continue to be of huge importance in future proofing our Strategic Road Network. Thanks go to our parent companies CH2M, Colas and Costain for creating and encouraging the platform for A-one+ to develop and deliver.”

Costain has also announced that as one half of a joint venture partnership, it has gained preferred bidder status from East Sussex County Council for a seven-year £300M contract to provide a design, maintenance and improvement service for roads in the county. The contract is set to be formally awarded in January and start in May.

Costain chief executive Andrew Wyllie said: “We are delighted to have secured these significant new contracts from Highways England and to have been awarded preferred bidder status from East Sussex County Council.

“These awards demonstrate our established reputation for the provision of complex asset support services based on our proven ability to provide collaborative, integrated teams for the highway market and also reflect our focus on building long term partnerships with blue chip customers.”

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