Highways England commences hunt for principle contractor for its Area 10 highways and motorways upkeep contract.

The 15-year term maintenance contract is expected to be worth up to £326m.

Balfour Beatty’s joint venture with Mott MacDonald has held the region covering Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester since 2012.

At the end of last year the team secured a £115m Asset Support Contract extension to March 2019 when Highways England will start its new-style contracts.

This will see Highways England take a lead role managing both routine maintenance and the delivery of capital renewal and improvement schemes, while appointing a principal maintenance and response contractor.

Several specialist subcontractor improvement packages, let under a construction works framework worth up to £220m, will also be up grabs in a separate tender race.
Article courtesy of Construction Enquirer 2018.