Morgan Sindall joint venture chosen for £2bn motorways framework

Morgan Sindall’s infrastructure services business Morgan Est, working alongside joint venture partner BAM Nuttall, has been appointed as a delivery partner by the Highways Agency for its National Major Projects Framework to deliver managed motorways across England.

Work under the four-year framework, which is worth up to £2 billion, will include schemes to adapt motorway hard shoulders to cope with extra traffic during peak periods. It is also expected to involve additional works including traffic management, the construction of emergency refuge areas, installation of gantries, speed enforcement systems, motorway signs and CCTV monitoring.

Projects to be carried out under the framework will include hard shoulder running schemes on the M4 and M5 around Bristol, junctions 5-8 of the M6 around Birmingham (excluding part of phase two of the Birmingham Box) and junctions 32-35a of the M1, east of Sheffield. It will also include two schemes on the M62 at junctions 18-20 in Manchester and junctions 25-30 from Bradford to Leeds, as well as junctions 8-12 of the M60 around Manchester.

“This is an important win for our infrastructure services division and builds on our relationship with the Highways Agency,” says Paul Smith, chief executive of Morgan Sindall plc. “Morgan Est has an excellent track record in delivering infrastructure projects of this type and we are very pleased to be working alongside BAM Nuttall. The award underlines our strength in the roads sector, where we are already delivering projects to modernise the motorway networks in the UK.”