Sweco Scoops Collaboration Award At Annual Highways England Conference


Sweco Scoops Collaboration Award At Annual Highways England Conference

23 July 2019
Sweco’s partnership with contractor GRAHAM has received an award for collaboration at Highways England’s annual Regional Investment Programme (RIP) conference.

The conference brings together senior decision makers from Highways England to discuss the future of the UK’s road infrastructure and how to enhance the network across the country.

This year marked the first time that Delivery Integration Partners (DIP) were invited to attend, with Sweco and GRAHAM the only partnership to receive an award at the event, which took place on 11 July at the ICC in Birmingham.

Sweco is lead designer to contractor GRAHAM for the new £8.7 billion Highways England regional delivery framework, which was announced in November last year. Sweco will deliver a range of road improvement projects with the contractor, from conventional widening to junction enhancements, in the East and South East within Band A of the programme.

Rosie Simon, operations director and Partnership Design Director at Sweco UK, said: “This is a fantastic achievement at an early stage of the framework and clearly recognises the strength of our approach to collaboration, our continued commitment to the programme’s success and the value our teams are delivering.

“The framework appointment represented a landmark success for our transportation business and provides us with a strong platform to drive further growth in the UK. We look forward to building on our strong relationship with GRAHAM, applying our international design expertise to deliver highways enhancements that will boost social value and reduce congestion to improve safety.”

Sweco also secured appointments on two lots in Band B of the programme as lead design partner to Galliford Try, to provide design services for schemes in the East and South West regions in band B of over £100 million.

The framework will see the contractors deliver construction works to improve junctions, widening and bypass schemes, over a six-year period. Sweco will provide services ranging from preliminary design to detailed design, as well as providing specialist advice on whole life costing and future maintenance or inspection requirements and enabling works to support digital platform transformations.