GRAHAM has been awarded a place on Highways England ‘Regional Delivery Partnership’ under Band A for schemes below £100m. This six-year partnership replaces the existing Collaborative Delivery Framework (CDF).
The GRAHAM team, including design partners SWECO and Fairhurst, will initially deliver three design and build projects that will improve Junctions 25 and 28 of the M25 and Junction 5 of the M2 as part of Highways England’s major highways improvement schemes across the South East of England.
This latest win is further evidence of GRAHAM’s collaborative approach. The privately-owned company recently launched a five-year Highways Strategy – a clear sign of its ambition to be recognised as an industry leader; not only in engineering and technological capacity but also in people development, safety, quality and the impact on the communities where it operates.
As an integral part of Highways England’s supply chain, one of GRAHAM’s strategic priorities, which is already bearing fruit and delivering lasting impact, will be to continue developing this strong collaborative relationship.
Commenting on the Highways England ‘Regional Delivery Partnership’ success, GRAHAM’s Highways Director, Dave Brown, said:
“We enjoy a very positive relationship with Highways England and are committed to working in partnership to ultimately deliver safely and provide value for money for the public. We are looking forward to the mobilisation of the ‘Regional Delivery Partnership’ including the South East packages, and the team is optimistic about the journey ahead with Highways England who represent one of our key clients. The enhancement works that we will deliver will significantly reduce congestion and add social value.”
John Owens, Operations and Programme Director at SWECO, one of GRAHAM’s design partners on the Partnership, added:
“We have a strong relationship with GRAHAM, which has been developed over the past 20 years through jointly delivering a number of significant design and build projects. We look forward to continuing to build the relationship and applying our international design expertise to deliver highway enhancements across the East and South East.”
In addition, Ian McKay, Contract Partner for Fairhurst, said:
“This is a fantastic win for GRAHAM, SWECO and Fairhurst and provides an exciting platform to allow Fairhurst to further develop our modern client-focused multidisciplinary consultancy services. We aim to develop these relationships further through collaboration and the development of innovative, cost effective and sustainable design solutions, to enable our delivery partnership to exceed Highways England’s expectations.”
GRAHAM and Highways England
Some of GRAHAM’s recent collaborative successes in partnership with Highways England include:
- Delivering over 70 individual work programmes for Highways England as part of a major highways improvement scheme for OD East
- Completion of the award-winning A138 Chelmer Viaduct (£32m) – a strategic highways link in Chelmsford, Essex, which has increased transport capacity and significantly improved journeys for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians
- Working alongside Highways England to maximise efficiencies using a robust collaborative programme planning process
- Serving as an influential member of Highways England’s Suppliers Diversity Forum (SDF) and project managing a successful inclusivity conference on behalf of Highways England
- Completion of a noise-reduction scheme along an 11.5 mile section of motorway on the M40