Galliford Try Highways business appointed to £85m Melton Mowbray contract

Galliford Try’s Highways business has been appointed to a £85m contract with Leicestershire County Council to build the new North East Melton Mowbray Distributor Road.

The project, procured through the Midlands Highways Alliance (MHA) and part-funded by the Department for Transport, will see a new road built to connect branches of the A606 around the north- east edge of Melton Mowbray, creating a new through route and reducing congestion in the town centre.

The success follows on from recent contract award for the £140m Carlisle Southern Link Road, demonstrating the business’s strength in the Local Authority market, and strong relationships with key frameworks such as the MHA.

Bill Hocking, Chief Executive of Galliford Try, commented: “We are delighted to be working once again with Leicestershire on another major roads scheme. Our Sustainable Growth Strategy is built on collaborative working partnerships with central and local government and our frameworks, and this project is more evidence of the success of that approach.”

David Lowery, Managing Director for Galliford Try’s Highways business added: “Our recent successes in the Local Authority market are complementing our already strong position on national frameworks, and pointing to a bright future ahead. We look forward to working with all our stakeholders to reach our potential as a business and help provide the high-quality infrastructure that communities around the country require.”


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