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Bam bags £90M contract for Leeds transport scheme

The proposed stourton park and ride site

Bam Nuttall has been named as construction partner on the Connecting Leeds transport scheme.  

Bam has been awarded the contract to deliver half of the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme, which forms part of the wider Connecting Leeds project.  

The Connecting Leeds transport strategy aims to completely overhaul the transport networks in the city and the surrounding region - aiming to increase the space and efficiency of the road network for all users, with enhanced cycling and walking provision.  

Leeds City Council executive member for regeneration, transport and planning councilor Richard Lewis said the project will benefit the wider region as well as the city of Leeds: 

“The idea behind the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme and the Connecting Leeds strategy is for continuous improvements to be carried out across our transport network to make a real and meaningful difference for everyone travelling in our city and better connectivity with the wider region”. 

Bam has won the contract to provide the design and construction of the bus priority corridor – as well as all the city’s new park and ride schemes.  

The contract could be worth over £90M, pending a review of delivery options.  

Work will cover five key road and bus routes in the city as well as construction of new and enhanced park and ride facilities.  

John Sisk & Sons were awarded the other half of the contract, and will work closely with Bam, providing works in and around the city centre. 

BAM Nuttall divisional director Gareth Farrier said sustainability was important to the company’s approach to working in the city.

“BAM Nuttall is delighted to be a part of Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme. It’s extremely satisfying to maintain and grow our presence, along with our designers Mott MacDonald, in such a vibrant and ambitious city,” he said.  

“We are excited at the prospect of working collaboratively with the Council and all of the other stakeholders to deliver their vision, and to have a positive influence on the lives and futures of the people connected with Leeds through smart and sustainable engineering.”  

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