Consultant Turner & Townsend appointed to National Highways framework

Turner & Townsend Consulting Limited has secured a position on National Highways’ Operational Technology Commercial Framework following a competitive tendering exercise, working in collaboration with our key subcontractor Accenture (UK) Limited.

Through the framework we will have the opportunity to provide National Highways with consultancy support for its operational technology services and programmes – including the successful delivery of roadside systems such as vehicle detection, digital enforcement cameras, CCTV, emergency telephones and variable message signs.

These essential services allow the reliable, safe and resilient operation of the strategic road network.

The framework will help enable National Highways’ digital roads strategy as it oversees a transformation of the network that will support smart assets, connected and electric vehicles and deliver greater environmental sustainability.

The appointment brings together the company’s digital, programme and operational expertise. Working in collaboration with Accenture we will have the opportunity to provide innovative operational technology advisory and delivery programme expertise through the framework. The appointment is for a two-year term, with extension options of up to twenty-four months in total.

Nathan Marsh, Chief Digital Officer for UK Infrastructure and Defence, at Turner & Townsend said: “Operational technology is a vital part of keeping the UK’s extensive road network running smoothly and safely, our team has significant highways experience to deliver on this.

“We look forward to working in collaboration with Accenture on the opportunity to ensure the network remains well-maintained and resilient, providing a fast and reliable way for all our road users to efficiently get to their destinations.

Supporting National Highways to form and deliver a programme to upgrade the technology assisting the road network is also a prime opportunity to improve the social and environmental impact of the highways sector.

“Whether implementing noise mitigation solutions, ensuring work is undertaken with biodiversity in mind, or helping to reduce road accidents and carbon emissions through speed management across the network.”

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