BAM Nuttall and Morgan Sindall secure £136 million M62 contract
Joint venture bmJV, consisting of BAM Nuttall and UK construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall, has been awarded a £136 million construction contract to upgrade the M62 to alleviate traffic congestion.
The project is part of the Highways Agency’s four-year, up to £2 billion National Major Projects Framework to deliver managed motorways across England. The framework will deliver schemes to make better use of the existing network and improve journey times and reliability for road traffic.
The M62 works will take place between junctions 25 and 30. It will include utilising sections of the hard shoulder, with resurfacing and drainage improvements, for use as either permanent or peak period additional running lanes.
The project will also involve the construction of new overhead sign gantries, emergency refuge areas and the installation of AMI signs, signalling, speed monitoring and a CCTV system.
Jag Paddam, Morgan Sindall’s managing director of infrastructure and bmJV Board member, says: “We are delighted to have secured this important and prestigious project to improve this section of the M62. We have a proven heritage of delivering similar projects and look forward to working with the Highways Agency again to help improve the travelling public’s journey times and safety.”
Stephen Fox, BAM Nuttall’s CEO comments: “We are pleased to receive this significant contract award through the managed motorways framework programme. This strategic approach by the Highways Agency to improve and upgrade its existing assets will help to relieve congestion and will provide a better travelling experience for the general public.”
The £136 million contract to construct the scheme is from within the project’s estimated budget of £150 million. Work is due to start between October and December 2011 and be completed in 2013-14.
Notes to editors
Morgan Sindall is a UK construction, infrastructure and design business with a national network of offices. The company works for private and public sector customers on projects from £50,000 to over £500 million. Activities range from small works and repair and maintenance, to the design and delivery of complex construction and engineering projects where it is able to provide specialist design, tunnelling, utilities, building, civil engineering and mechanical and electrical services. The company operates across the commercial, defence, education, energy, healthcare, industrial, leisure, retail, transport, waste and water sectors. Morgan Sindall is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group with revenue of over £2 billion and which operates through five divisions of construction and infrastructure, affordable housing, fit out, urban regeneration and investments.
Royal BAM Group’s three subsidiary companies in the UK, BAM Nuttall, BAM Construct UK and BAM PPP, deliver a combined turnover of £1.79billion.pa. This positions BAM as one of the top three construction and civil engineering businesses in the UK. The BAM companies cover a full spectrum of activities: facilities management, design services, civil engineering, construction, property development, PFI and PPP and project financing. BAM has a strong regional presence with over 30 offices and plant depots throughout the UK ensuring both a local and a national service to our customers. Royal BAM Group is a worldwide construction services company turning over €7.6billion and listed on the Euronext Amsterdam.