Arup, working in collaboration with consultant Ramboll, has been awarded a technical adviser role on Highways England’s regional delivery partnership framework.
The partnership has won lot 5 of the framework which means it will provide technical advisory support to Highways England in the East and South East regions on future schemes greater than £100 million.
The role will involve recommending and identifying the best route options for future schemes and providing support to Highways England throughout the design development and delivery phases.
The six-year framework has been designed to support the delivery of the regional investment programme which aims to enhance the safety, capacity and reliability of England’s strategic road network.
Tony Marshall, Global Highways Leader at Arup, said: “Our team, supported by Ramboll, will help Highways England to successfully deliver a pipeline of future schemes in the east and south east which will improve safety and support economic growth in the region by enhancing connectivity and improving journey times. We will draw on our previous experience, including leading Highways England’s technical assurance team on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon upgrade scheme, to help realise efficiencies and deliver value for money.”
Jon Harding, market director for highways at Ramboll, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Highways England alongside Arup. I’m confident that Ramboll’s tireless pursuit of technical excellence and experience of working collaboratively with contractors through design and build will deliver valuable cost assurance to early stage scheme development. And with sustainability at the forefront of our solutions, we’re committed to ensuring that the next stage of the road investment strategy improves the lives of all those who live, work and travel across the east and south east of England.”