TfL awards five new transport infrastructure contracts

Costain and Tarmac amongst the winners in new TfL six-year contract awards.

Transport for London (TfL) has awarded five new six-year contracts as part of its Surface Transport Infrastructure Construction Framework.

The new framework will cover construction of future TfL walking and cycling schemes, including new cycleways. The framework also covers construction work, including renewals, on highway infrastructure capital projects such as roads, bridges, road tunnels and river assets.  

Renewals work typically takes place every few years and is more significant than day to day maintenance, for which separate contracts are awarded. The contracts also cover the construction of enhancements to these assets where needed. Contractors will be asked to deliver early input, design and construction work through the framework.  

The five companies awarded contracts as part of the framework are:   

  • Costain Limited; 
  • Eurovia Infrastructure Limited;  
  • FM Conway Limited;
  • Tarmac Kier JV;  
  • VolkerFitzpatrick Limited.

The framework runs for six years from April 2021 until March 2027, for use by TfL, London boroughs and other authorities whose developments impact on the TfL road network.   

Nick Fairholme, TfL's director of project and programme delivery, said: “Our network of red routes are the arteries of London’s road network and play a vital role in helping people get around the capital safely, whether they are walking, cycling, getting the bus or driving.  This new contract framework will help us to deliver further vital walking and cycling schemes across London, and ensure that these important infrastructure assets on our road network are safe and well maintained for years to come.”   

Sue Kershaw, managing director of transportation at Costain said: “As a trusted partner to TfL, we will carry out renewals work on complex infrastructure within the Transport for London road network. Drawing on our extensive experience of complex programme delivery, our consultancy capability and digital DNA, we will optimise effectiveness and maximise value to TfL and its users.”

Phil Skegg, managing director, Eurovia Contracting said: “Our teams look forward to delivering innovative, sustainable highways infrastructure solutions that make a positive difference for Londoners.”

John Cox, managing director of VolkerFitzpatrick’s rail and infrastructure business, said: “Our team will help to deliver key projects across the network, that will play a vital role in enabling more people in the capital to make journeys by bike and foot, and which will help reduce congestion across the city.”

Joe Incutti, Kier Highways Group managing director, said: “We are pleased that we have been appointed to this framework and look forward to extending our relationship as a trusted delivery partner to our client, Transport for London. Working collaboratively with Tarmac we will continue to support the delivery of improvements to the Transport for London road network.”

Paul Fleetham, managing director of Tarmac’s contracting business, said: “Our long-term commitments to quality, innovation and sustainability will ensure we provide a first-class service for everyone that uses London’s highways infrastructure, and we’re extremely proud to have been awarded this prestigious contract through to 2027.”

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