Contracts and Frameworks – Who’s won what

Contracts and Frameworks – Who’s won what

It’s great to see that infrastructure expenditure and the pipeline of projects across the UK is still thriving. Since our last update, there has been a huge amount of activity in this space.

Check out the latest contracts awarded…


Dublin Airport Authority

Atkins has been appointed as the multi-disciplinary consultant for the delivery of a services framework for its buildings at Dublin and Cork airports for the next five years.



Kier’s highways division has won a £460m contract to design and deliver an upgrade to the A417 between Gloucester and Swindon, known as “the missing link”.

Medium Schemes Framework (MSF4)

Balfour Beatty, Galliford Try, John Sisk & Son and Eurovia Infrastructure have been appointed to deliver a four-year highways framework, worth £1bn. The scheme covers work in more than 30 local councils, and will focus on civil and municipal works.

Operational Technology Commercial Framework

Turner & Townsend, Mott MacDonald and Pell Frischmann are among the 65 suppliers that have secured a position on National Highways’ £500m Operational Technology Commercial Framework.


The £1.25 billion contract which includes the Stonehenge Tunnel has been won by a three-way European joint venture of Spanish contractor FCC, Italy’s WeBuild, and Austria’s BeMo Tunnelling. As the design joint venture, the FCC-led JV has enlisted Atkins, Jacobs, and Spanish designer Sener.

North Northamptonshire Council

Kier has won a highways maintenance contract worth up to £420m. The contract is worth £30m a year. It is due to run for at least seven years, with the option of being extended for up to 14 years.

KierWSP JV also announced that they will continue to provide highways network infrastructure maintenance and management services for Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) for a further 16 months. They have been the incumbent on this contract for the past 12 years.

London Borough of Islington

Marlborough Highways has secured a £32m contract to maintain North London’s highways. The contract will be worth about £4.6m per year, with the potential for a further two-year extension.

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Laing O’Rourke will design and build HS2’s 150-hectare Interchange Station in Solihull. They won the £370m contract ahead of Unity (a joint venture between Sir Robert McAlpine, VolkerFitzpatrick and WSP) and Skanska.

Work on the site will start next year. However, a target completion date will be set after the detailed design is finished.

Piccadilly Line

Balfour Beatty has announced that it has won a £50 million contract for upgrade work the Piccadilly line. This is the first package that has been let under the ‘London Underground High Voltage (HV) Power framework’.

Elephant & Castle

Is seeking suppliers to deliver the next stage of the vital capacity upgrade project at Elephant & Castle tube station. The contract will involve the design and construction of passenger tunnels connecting the new station box to the existing platforms, and associated civil works associated with the completion of the new station box.

Ebbw Vale Frequency Enhancement (EVFE)

The design contract for the rail project in Wales has been awarded to Systra. The 12-month design contract involves civil and structural engineering, geotechnical, environmental, and architectural interventions. Systra will be working with contractor AmcoGiffen, which is carrying out the project’s £20m construction works.

Midlands Rail Hub

Network Rail has published a prior information notice (PIN) related to its Midlands Rail Hub proposal. The Hub would see the creation of a “station square” between Birmingham Moor Street and Curzon Street to connect the two stations and allow passengers to move seamlessly between the traditional rail network and the forthcoming High Speed 2. The current PIN estimates that contracts will be published in January 2023.

Network Rail

Have started the hunt for firms to deliver a £2bn works and renewal programme for control period 7 in the Wales and Western territories. The five-year framework will cover the majority of the Buildings and Civils portfolios such as Structures, Geotechnical Off-track & Drainage and Stations & Buildings.


Awarded a National Rail Contract (NRC) to Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) to continue operating the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern rail services. The new contract began on 1 April 2022 and will run until at least 1 April 2025, with up to a further three years at the Secretary of State’s discretion.


Rise Construction Framework Ltd

Morgan Sindall and Galliford Try are among dozens of contractors appointed to a £6bn deal to provide work across the north of England. The full list if contractors on the 17-lot framework can be found here.

YORbuild3 Medium Works frameworks

16 contractors have won places across the £640m Yorkshire frameworks, including Kier, Galliford Try, Morgan Sindall and Willmott Dixon. Lot 1 is designed for works valued between £4m and £10m; and for new housing, Lot 2 covers developments of more than 25 units. They will replace the existing YORbuild2 frameworks, which expire in August. The full list can be found here.


Have appointed 29 firms to it’s demolition framework. The list includes Eric Wright Civil Engineering, Buckingham Group, Keltbray and VINCI.

Knight Dragon

Mace has been chosen to deliver up to £2bn of construction work over the next decade at the Greenwich Peninsula in London for private developer Knight Dragon. The agreement will see the two firms work together to deliver four plots on the Lower Riverside scheme, as well as other plots on Meridian Quays.

Kent County Council

Morgan Sindall, Kier, Baxall Construction and WW Martin have won places on a £500m building framework for the South East of England. The Property Construction Partnership Framework, covers new builds, extensions, alterations and refurbishments to public sector buildings, especially schools..

London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC)

Atkins has won a place on the latest London Legacy Development Corporation framework. The company has secured the development framework place from the organisation overseeing the 2012 Olympics legacy – extending its relationship with the London site to more than 20 years by the end of the contract.



National Grid

J1M, the Jacobs/Morrison energy services JV, has been awarded three contracts to support Pembroke, Lackenby and Bramley substation projects under National Grid’s six-year substations engineering procurement construction framework.

Salamander Floating Wind Project

Wood has been awarded the Principal Designer and Pre-FEED scope for Salamander, the 100MW floating wind farm development located 35km off Peterhead in the East Coast of Scotland. The Salamander project is a joint venture between Simply Blue Group, Ørsted and Subsea 7.

Berwick Bank

Kent has secured a contract to provide concept designs for SSE Renewables for work on a major offshore wind project. Berwick Bank will be located in the North Sea, in the outer Firth of Forth, and has the potential to  deliver up to 4.1 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity.

Author: Jim Newsom

Jim Newsom

Managing Director