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Lendlease offered 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games roads job

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Lendlease is set to get first refusal on a contract to deliver a major 2022 Commonwealth Games infrastructure project in Birmingham.

Birmingham City Council has already chosen the contractor to build the £350M athletes’ village.

A council report has outlined a proposal to extend Lendlease’s contract to include infrastructure work that will connect the village with nearby retail areas.

The report recommends that Birmingham City Council “approves the inclusion of the design and construction of the highway infrastructure works into the contract for the development of the Commonwealth Games Village, subject to agreement with Lendlease and a value for money appraisal”.

According to the report, the infrastructure contract including full public consultation, detailed design and full business case stage is expected to cost £27M.

Work would include removing the A34 flyover, retaining the A34 underpass and replacing the A34/A4040 roundabout with a new junction.

If Lendlease decides against taking up the contracr, it is understood that Birmingham City Council will then pick a winner from its highways and infrastructure works framework. This includes Balfour Beatty, Amey and Alun Griffiths.

Last month, Lendlease also secured a £1.5bn contract for the Smithfield development in Birmingham, forming a joint venture with Birmingham City Council to redevelop of the 17ha site.

The Smithfield site is a short walk from the new High Speed 2 terminus Station which is scheduled to open in 2026.

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