Delivering improvements across the Northern road network: Joint Venture between Amey and Sir Robert McAlpine named on Regional Delivery Partnership

Brian Donnelly, Press Officer
07 November 2018
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Amey Sir Robert McAlpine – a Joint Venture between infrastructure support service provider Amey and construction and civil engineering company Sir Robert McAlpine – has been announced as a Delivery Integration Partner.

It will be responsible for delivering improvements schemes across the North of England, as part of Highways England’s Regional Delivery Partnership. As a preferred partner for Lot 3, Amey Sir Robert McAlpine will design and construct motorway and trunk road improvement projects worth up to £100m. This will support Highways England to deliver the next phase of its Roads Investments Strategy over the next six years.

The first package of works includes two improvement schemes on the M56 and M6, with additional schemes allocated on future performance. As well as delivering investment in local communities, Amey Sir Robert McAlpine will use its membership of the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry to bring transferable knowledge from other sectors to contribute to Highways England’s planned Centres of Excellence – helping to drive innovation across the highways sector.

Working collaboratively with other Delivery Integration Partners, 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.

Amey and Sir Robert McAlpine have a strong track record of working together over the last 23 years. The Joint Venture became the first delivery integration team to jointly enter a Collaboration Charter with the whole supply chain to deliver value to clients and customers. Continuing the focus on collaboration, Amey Sir Robert McAlpine will operate a fully integrated design and construction team. This will focus on addressing mutual risks, and efficient and effective ways of working – all while offering an excellent customer experience.

Andy Milner, Chief Executive, Amey, 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.”

Paul Hamer, Chief Executive, Sir Robert McAlpine, said: “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.”

Amey is already responsible for maintaining the road network across the East Midlands on behalf of Highways England, and has also recently been announced as the new provider for the Area 10 contract, delivering highways maintenance services across the North West from April 2019.

Additionally, Amey Consulting is responsible for designing maintenance and improvement schemes for nearly 840 miles of strategic road network in Areas 13 and 14.

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