Network Rail’s Southern region, which covers Kent, Sussex and the South of England, has awarded 15 contracts for the delivery of building and civils works across the region.
The three-year contracts, which were awarded to 13 companies as two won two each, started at the end of November 2020, and cover such work as upgrades to station canopy and platforms, footbridges, earthworks which includes drainage and repairs when there has been a landslip, rewiring at stations, lift and escalator renewals and station information.
There is a possible annual extension of up to five years for each contract and the value is estimated to be around £200 million in total.
The 15 contracts were made up of:
- A single buildings and civils generalist with the ability to bid for all works tendered under the framework;
- A single buildings generalist with the ability to bid for all buildings works tendered under the framework;
- A single civils generalist with the ability to bid for all civils works tendered under the framework;
- Two specialists for each of the six sub-disciplines (total of 12 specialists).
As part of process, Network Rail selected companies which are leaders in innovation and sustainability and could demonstrate a proven track record of delivering social value across the communities in which they work.
The successful companies are:
General building and civils: Balfour Beatty Rail; VolkerFitzpatrick; Amalgamated construction
Mechanical and engineering specialist: B & M McHugh; Quinn Infrastructure Services
Fabric specialist: BCM Construction; Lundy Projects
Footbridges specialist: Nationwide Rail; Taziker Industrial
Metallic structures specialist: Dyer and Butler; Freyssinet
Earthworks specialist: Dyer and Butler; Taziker Industrial
Masonry and concrete specialist: Nationwide Rail; Kier Integrated Services
John Halsall, managing director, Network Rail Southern region, said: “We have chosen suppliers to allow us to deliver vital new infrastructure and support the overall aims of providing a safe, reliable and efficient railway for passengers.”
Barry McNicholas, group managing director at Kier Utilities & Rail, which won a contract in the masonry and concrete category, commented: “We are delighted to have secured a place on this framework and build on our partnership with Network Rail which will allow us to deliver vital new infrastructure and support the overall aims of providing a safe, reliable and efficient railway.
“We have vast experience of delivering quality rail projects and through this appointment our talented and diverse teams will deliver vital new works in a sustainable way across the south of England.”