ADEPT and Colas publish new toolkit to tackle local government staff retention crisis

A new guide has been published today to help tackle the staff retention crisis in local authorities across the country. Local authorities are experiencing a crisis in staff retention, leading to skills gaps that are having a serious impact on how councils provide services. The annual LGA workforce survey 2022 (ref) found over four-fifths (83 […]

LCRIG led webinar will look at the importance of social value

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group has announced details of a new discussion-led webinar entitled ‘Rebooting social value’.  The webinar will look at how far the highways sector has come in embedding social value and where the challenges still lie. Eleven years after the introduction of the Social Value Act in the UK, the Local […]

Colas launch reintegration employment initiative

Following success on their pilot Reintegration to Employment (RtE) programme, Colas have extended the programme to Liverpool, working alongside community interest company, Nobody Left Behind (NLB), and registered social landlord, South Liverpool Homes to offer support and placements to 16–25-year-olds in the region who are currently not in education, training or employment (NEET). Colas first […]

Breedon and Colas in new joint venture

Breedon and Colas are extending their working relationship into a formal joint venture (JV) which has secured a place on the Pavement Delivery Framework (PDF) for National Highways. The new joint venture brings together expertise from both organizations to deliver an end-to-end product and surfacing solution. The teams will be working together for the next […]

Cheshire West and Chester appoints Colas to deliver Highways Delivery Partner contract

Colas Ltd has been appointed to deliver the seven-year Highways Delivery Partner contract for Cheshire West and Chester Council, with two possible extensions of four years each, taking the maximum term to fifteen years. Commencing on 1 April 2023, Colas will be responsible for the maintenance of the 2,300km of public highways as well as […]

Coventry first in UK to use new road reconstruction and recycling technique

A new road reconstruction and recycling technique is being rolled out in Coventry this week thanks to a partnership between Coventry City Council and Colas. The new technique is called Recycol and Coventry will be the first city to use it. The process involves using specialist equipment to recycle and regenerate the top surfaces of […]

Colas among contractors appointed to deliver Liverpool’s roads programme

Liverpool City Council has appointed three contractors to deliver a £35m Highways Improvement Programme (HIP), including Colas. The council’s Highways and Transportation team and their delivery partners are now progressing with the upgrade of more than 100 roads through the HIP. The improvement works, funded from a mix of sources including the city council, Liverpool […]

Colas wins two RoSPA President awards

Colas has landed two internationally-recognised RoSPA President awards for demonstrating high health and safety standards over consecutive years. President’s awards are given to those who demonstrate exceptional safety standards through the consistent achievement of Gold awards. For the thirteenth year, Colas has received a RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award for working hard to ensure […]

Swindon Borough Council awards new public transport interchange to Colas

Swindon Borough Council has announced that the contract to create the new public transport interchange in Swindon town centre has been awarded to Colas Projects Ltd. The Fleming Way Bus Boulevard scheme, which has been developed by Swindon Borough Council, will see Fleming Way completely transformed to accommodate all bus services in the town and […]

Colas secures Black Country surfacing framework

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council has awarded Colas a place on the three-year term contract for carriageway surfacing on behalf of the Black Country which includes Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Walsall Council and the City of Wolverhampton. Colas is one of three contractors appointed to deliver surfacing works to more than 2,200 miles of highways the […]

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