Network Rail has announced three contract awards from a framework covering the south of England worth up to £7bn for Control Period 6 (2019-2024).
The framework to deliver renewals and enhancements in Anglia, South East and Wessex has been awarded to J Murphy & Sons (Anglia), BAM Nuttall Limited (South East) and Geoffrey Osborne Limited (Wessex) who will act as strategic delivery partners throughout CP6.
The work covers a range of projects of varying value, including stations, buildings and civils, electrifications, power, signalling, telecommunications and track.
Initially in place for a five-year period, the contracts have the option of three one-year extensions if required taking the contracts in CP7 and up to £7bn.
Cameron Burns, commercial director Southern region, said: 'Over the last few years we have made a shift towards working more collaboratively and closer to fewer key contractors, which has allowed us to deliver major improvements for passengers successfully and safely.
'Given that we are delivering in some of Britain’s busiest stations and on some of the most used routes into the capital, our ability to upgrade the railway with minimal impact on passengers is increasingly important. We want to build on this success for CP6 and the relationships we have with our suppliers, and we look forward to working with them all going forward.'
Two of the three successful bidders, BAM Nuttall Limited and Geoffrey Osborne Limited, already work in the region.
Network Rail’s delivery arm for renewals and projects, Infrastructure Projects (IP) organises itself into four regional areas – Scotland North East, Central, Southern and Western and Wales, and national programmes for Signalling, Track and the pan regional Northern Programme.
The southern region is the second region to announce its CP6 contract awards.
Last month, Scotland and North East awarded two lots within their framework worth a combined £645m to Story Contracting and AmcoGiffen.