Kier joins Highways England’s £8.7bn regional framework
Kier has been appointed to Highways England’s six-year Regional Delivery Partnership framework to deliver works on Band B projects exceeding £100m in the north west, north east, Yorkshire and Humberside
Highway England’s framework has given c.£2bn to be shared across the north region.
Under the new arrangement, 13 contractors will become ‘delivery integration partners’ and will design and construct motorways and major A-road projects across England under NEC4 standard terms from 2019 until 2024.
Kier will work closely with Highways England and other partner organisations to deliver work on the A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool and the A5036 Port of Liverpool tranche 1 schemes.
Looking forward to working with Highways England, Dave Wright, executive director at Kier Highways, said: “We have extensive experience of working on the strategic road network across the country and will bring this experience with us as we embark upon this new contract.
“Our focus on collaborative working and existing relationship with Highways England and our regional supply chain, will enable us to work successfully alongside the other partner organisations to deliver schemes aligned to the Regional Investment Strategy (RIS) period 1 and 2 schemes.”
The new framework is set to replace the Collaborative Delivery Framework that Highways England currently operates.
This announcement follows Kier’s two other three-year extension contracts with Highways England.