TOTAL COST
£150M
TARGET END DATE
2019
DURATION
5Y
RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS
People
Planet
Profit

Project description

Morgan Sindall has been delivering asset replacement and rapid response works above and below ground in the Midlands since 2002. In 2014 we were awarded a '3+1+1' year framework for the delivery of all excavation works associated with the installation of low voltage cables up to 33kV, including the provision of a 365 day / 24 hour fault finding and rapid response service.

The work includes complex programming of multiple teams to deliver both planned and reactive works as part of the framework.

The framework also includes the provision of buildings, civils and ground maintenance works associated with more than 7,000 substations in the region.  In addition we are also delivering an 18 month overhead line framework for the refurbishment of circa 1,000 woodpoles and 70 kilometres of 33kV overhead lines.

Responsible business

People

People

More than 97 per cent of the people employed on the contract live within the delivery area. The majority either live in Stoke or Mansfield both of which have seen a decline of their traditional industries (pottery and mining respectively)

Planet

Planet

The framework diverts 98 per cent of excavation away from landfill, and reuses the aggregate with the framework.

Profit

Profit

The framework has adopted the use of hand held devices to enable real time data capture. This has reduced both the level of paperwork and the number of vehicle movements.

Challenges

  • Ensuring efficient delivery of the programme of works as well as responding to faults within the agreed two hour time frame
  • Reducing the number of utility strikes across the framework through cultural development and increased training.

Partners

Morgan Sindall Professional Services