Marlborough Highways is delighted to announced that it has secured a place on Barnet Council’s Highway Maintenance Works Framework. The four-year partnership commenced on 1 June 2023 and involves planned carriageway and footway reconstruction works in the London Borough of Barnet, with an option to extend for two further years.
The award comes after a competitive bid process, in which Barnet Council procured highway maintenance works across 10 Lots. Companies were invited to bid on up to two Lots, with Marlborough winning works as the top-ranked bidder on Lot 5 and Lot 7. With a combined value of £6m per year, and up to £36m across the period, Lot 5 comprises road pavement and carriageway works, while Lot 7 consists of works to kerbs, footways, cycleways, and other paved areas.
Marlborough is delivering the new works from its Garman Road depot, which is conveniently located just a few miles to the east of Barnet in the London Borough of Haringey and is home to a fleet of high-performance plant machinery and specialist highways maintenance vehicles. Marlborough’s dedicated Barnet team are supported by staff from Marlborough’s head office in Chelmsford, Essex, with its accredited in-house training facilities and expert Quality, Health, Safety and Environment division.
As part of Barnet Council’s efforts to foster a Thriving, Family Friendly, Healthy and Clean, Safe and Well-Run borough, Marlborough is conducting a significant series of social value initiatives throughout the Contract period. This includes prioritising resident employment through the creation of local jobs and apprenticeship placements, as well as the provision of training and educational courses delivered by qualified members of staff. Marlborough is also engaging with schools and colleges and supporting community organisations in Barnet through a range of initiatives including employee volunteering.
Marlborough and Barnet Council have a shared commitment to sustainability, with the Council dedicated to becoming a Net Zero organisation by 2030, and a Net Zero borough by 2042. In support of these efforts, Marlborough is using eco-friendly building materials and employing pioneering construction methods throughout the borough, ensuring projects are delivered sustainably and to the highest quality. Working with an independent consultancy, all schemes are being expertly assessed using a Carbon Footprint Calculator, with electric vehicles, biofuel powered plant, and renewable energy supplies amongst the green technology being deployed. Furthermore, Marlborough is diverting 100% of Barnet construction waste from landfill.
Marlborough already has a presence in nine other London boroughs, including in neighbouring Camden, Enfield and Haringey, bringing a huge amount of experience and know-how to Barnet. In operation for more than 30 years, Marlborough’s team understands the area’s unique transport priorities and is dedicated to delivering the better roads, footways, and cycleways that residents need.
Matthew Revell, Marlborough’s Managing Director, commented “We are thrilled with the Barnet Highway Maintenance Works Framework award and are excited to be working in such a fantastic part of London. We are grateful to the Council for putting their trust in Marlborough, with our team passionately committed to delivering for the people of Barnet. Our commitment to community and sustainability aligns perfectly with the Council’s vision, and we look forward to effecting positive change together”.
Cllr Alan Schneiderman, Barnet Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change, added, “Well-maintained roads and pavements are safer for everyone. That’s why we have agreed to invest an additional £8million in our highways over the next two years. We’re delighted to have agreed the Highways Maintenance Works Framework Agreement as part of our commitment to maintaining the quality of our roads and footways and tackling potholes and other issues for our residents. We care for people, our places and the planet, and we will continue investing towards our longer-term plans of making Barnet a safer and more sustainable place for all.”
The Barnet award follows contract wins for Marlborough in 2022 in the London boroughs of Newham and Islington, and in Camden in 2023, with the organisation committed to further expansion in the Capital and beyond as part of an ambitious growth strategy.