Jacobs secures seven additional years on Highways England’s Historical Railways Estate contract

Jacobs has been awarded the role of sole provider of a range of professional services to help Highways England manage the assets that make up the Historical Railways Estate (HRE).

Jacobs is tasked with the maintenance and disposal of over 3,000 assets that make up the estate, including 77 listed structures across the United Kingdom.

Jacobs will continue its role as professional services supplier to Highways England delivering multi-disciplinary services including design, site supervision, bridge and scour assessments, abnormal load checking and stakeholder management, as well as environmental, ecological and estate management services across HRE’s assets, which include viaducts, bridges, tunnels and culverts. Highways England estimates the contract value to be  around £30 million over the seven-year period, with the option to extend to ten years.

“Jacobs has a long-established relationship with the Historical Railways Estate and this award provides an excellent opportunity to continue our successful partnership and investment in developing U.K. talent for the next decade,” said Jacobs People & Places Solutions Senior Vice President Europe and Digital Strategies Donald Morrison. “We look forward to working closely with HRE to efficiently manage their assets, with a focus on safety, sustainability and digital delivery.”

As a trusted partner of the HRE since 1998 and sole provider since 2004, Jacobs has built and sustained a team that focuses on successfully delivering Highways England’s objectives for the HRE. Over the next seven years Jacobs will draw upon its digital innovation capabilities to help HRE manage its estate more efficiently and safely.


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