Three firms in £500m TfL contract for major road projects


Transport for London (TfL) has signed a £500m framework with three firms to deliver some of the capital’s highest profile road improvement projects.

Under the four-year deal, Costain, Morgan Sindall and Skanska will design and build some of TfL’s more complex and large scale civil engineering schemes.

The A40 Westway near Wood Lane, London

TfL said the framework will help deliver a wide range of projects to transform highways, reduce dangers on the roads, improve journey reliability and encourage cycling and walking.

Schemes delivered under the framework could include the proposed Fiveways scheme in Croydon and the removal of the Vauxhall gyratory, as well as major asset renewal and upgrades like the A40 Westway structure.

Nick Fairholme, TfL’s director of projects and programmes, said: ‘Each contractor brings something unique to the table and all have experience in designing and building major schemes, which will ensure Londoners get these key projects delivered in the most effective and efficient way.’

Under a previous framework, Costain carried out the strengthening of the Hammersmith Flyover.

Andrew Wyllie CBE, chief executive of Costain, said: ‘We are delighted that TfL has again chosen Costain as a delivery partner for the Major Projects Framework. It is a reflection of our strong track record in applying innovative techniques in highways.’

Mark Shopland, operations director at Skanska said: ‘We are proud to be involved in this framework and to be contributing towards these high profile project that will improve the road network for people in London.’

The framework could be extended by a further two years at TfL’s discretion.


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