Birmingham: On the road to success in the urban service management


Amey’s 25-year, £2.7bn contract with Birmingham City Council sees Amey maintaining and managing an impressive 2,500km of highways infrastructure on behalf of the council.

“This is the start of a grand vision for Birmingham, not only through surface improvements to the highways and street scene landscape, but it is also a boost to the heart of the local economy,” said Councillor Timothy Huxtable, Cabinet Member for Transportation and Regeneration at Birmingham City Council.

In total the contract has responsibility for the maintenance, improvement and replacement of thousands of assets, which will benefit everyone that lives in and around the city, along with the thousands of visitors arriving in Birmingham each year from around the world.

“This is a highways maintenance project on a scale that has never been undertaken anywhere before in any part of the country. We will pride ourselves on the quality of our streets, roads, lighting, tunnels and bridges in order to make Birmingham an even better place to live.”

The PFI will radically change the appearance of Birmingham. The major investment in the project is allowing the city to carry out these changes at a time when other local authorities across the UK are being forced to tighten their purse strings and reduce expenditure on highway improvements.

Another major benefit of the contract is the employment opportunities which have been created. As well as directly creating 300 jobs, the PFI is committed to using locally based supply chain partners so that small and medium sized companies in the region also benefit from the contract.


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