Amey was among the biggest winners as the Highways Agency revealed the companies that will share out £5bn of work on major roads over the next five years.
The engineering consultancy secured a spot on two lots of the much-heralded Collaborative Delivery Framework.
Amey will be in the mix for any design and engineering services work through the framework, as well as for construction jobs valued from £25M potentially up to £300M.
Balfour Beatty, BAM Nuttall/Morgan Sindall, Carillion, Costain and Skanska scooped the places on the highest value construction lot, for work between £100M and £450M. All those firms bar Skanska were on the predecessor major projects framework, which expired earlier this year.
County Down-based John Graham Construction was among the firms to make the smaller projects pool, originally just for schemes up to £25M as the Agency tries to grow capacity in the civils sector ahead of a rapid ramp-up in work in the coming years.
The procurement process for the first schemes through the framework is expected to start in earnest later this month. These will involve managed motorway schemes on the M1, M5 and M6, as well as the long awaited A14 project.
The full list of framework appointments is below.
Lot 1 - Professional design and engineering services
- CH2M Hill
- Hyder Consulting
- Mott MacDonald/Grontmij
- Ove Arup & Partners
- URS Infrastructure and Environment
- WSP/Parsons Brinkerhoff
Lot 2 - Medium value construction work (scheme values up to £25m, may be extended to £50m)
- EM Highway Services
- Geoffrey Osborne
- Interserve Construction
- John Graham Construction
Lot 3a - High value construction work (scheme values between £25m and £100m, may be extended to £300m)
- Galliford Try Infrastructure
- Hochtief UK
- John Sisk & Son/Lagan Construction Group
- Kier Infrastructure & Overseas
- VINCI Construction UK/ Vinci Construction Grands Projects
Lot 3b - High value construction work (scheme values between £100m and £450m)
- Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering
- BAM Nuttall/Morgan Sindall
- Skanska Construction UK