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Bam awarded £320M Network Rail job

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Bam Nuttall has won  renewals and enhancement work worth £320M for Network Rail’s Scotland and North East (SNE) region.

Two geotechnical frameworks worth a combined £147M have also been awarded by Network Rail. QTS will carry out £100M of geotechnical work in Scotland while Story Contracting has £47M of work on the London North East (LNE) route.

The contracts cover control period six which runs between 2019 and 2024. They and are worth a total of £470M.

Bam Nuttall rail director Huw Jones said: “We look forward to establishing an integrated ‘one team’ approach with our partners to deliver exceptional business and safety performance, driving sustainable growth across Scotland and LNE, whilst enhancing passenger experience and the communities where we work.”

Story Contracting chief executive Jason Butterworth added: “This contract will mean we can employ even more professionals across the area and also entice new talent into the industry – including investment in the future with our graduate and apprentice programmes.

“It will also mean we can invest into local communities through our corporate social responsibility programme which will deliver sustainable projects for local organisations and charities.”

The contract awards mark the completion of procurement activity for Scotland and the North East, which Network Rail expects to hold one of the largest work-banks between 2019 and 2024.

Network Rail interim regional director for SNE Kris Kinnear said: “Significant five year contracts not only benefit our key supply chain partners, but the thousands of companies who work for them too, providing them with the surety they need to invest in their people, innovation and value for money.”

Bam Nuttall previously won a renewals and enhancements contract worth up to £1.9bn in the South East when the first contracts for control period six were awarded by Network Rail in December.

Earlier this month, Bam Nuttall and Farrans won a contract to work together on the final design and construction Great Yarmouth’s Third River Crossing, anticipated to cost £120M.

News of Network Rail’s most recent contract awards follow the Office of Rail and Road’s final determination, which confirmed £35bn of funding for rail maintenance and renewals for the current control period.

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