A Joint Venture has been announced between infrastructure support service provider, Amey and construction and civil engineering company, Sir Robert McAlpine, forming a Delivery Integration Partner.
As part of Highways England´s regional Delivery Partnership, the new Partner’s responsibilities will include delivering improvements schemes across the North of England. Amey Sir Robert McAlpine will also design and construct motorway and trunk road improvement projects worth up to £100m for Lot 3. This will inevitably help Highways England carry out the next phase of the Road Investments Strategy over the course of the next six years.
The first set of works involves two improvement schemes on the M56 and M6, with additional schemes allocated on future performance. In additional to investing in local communities, Amey Sir Robert McAlpine will further innovate throughout the highways sector, bringing transferable knowledge from other sectors to contribute to Highways England’s planned Centres of Excellence.
Amey Sir Robert McAlpine is committed to developing a more diverse workforce for the future and will deliver a regional resourcing plan to support trainees, apprentices, and graduates into the highways industry in collaboration with other Delivery Integration Partners.
After a 23-year history of collaboration between the two companies, the Joint Venture became the first delivery integration team to enter a Collaboration Charter with the whole supply chain to deliver value to clients and customers. Amey Sir Robert McAlpine will operate on a fully integrated design and construction team that focuses on addressing mutual risks and efficient and effective ways of working.
Chief Executive of Amey, Andy Milner, said
We are pleased to have been awarded this new contract from Highways England through renewing our successful partnership with Sir Robert McAlpine. Under the new Regional Delivery Partnership arrangement, we will be working in collaboration to make vital network improvements and ultimately, enabling easier travel for the people of the north of England.
It is with great pride that the team received news of our successful appointment as part of Highways England's Regional Delivery Partnership. Working in collaboration with our colleagues at Amey enables us to bring the best of both our businesses together as we focus on creating travel efficiencies in the North. Together, we look forward to growing a long and successful relationship with Highways England.
While already maintaining the road network across the East Midlands on behalf of Highways England, from April 2019 Amey will furthermore deliver highways maintenance services across the North West after their recently declaration as the new provider for the Area 10 contract.
In addition, Amey Consulting is responsible for designing maintenance and improvement plans for almost 840 miles of strategic road network in Areas 13 and 14.