Operational Delivery East, Package 2

Collaborating with Highways England

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Project Overview

Client Highways England
Project Value £19m
Expertise Civil Engineering
Sector Highways
Timeline June 2017 - December 2018
Location England - South and Midlands
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Project summary

In compliance with the objectives of Highways England’s Collaborative Delivery Framework (CDF) - Lot 2, we have delivered 70+ individual work programmes as part of a major highways improvement scheme across the east of England network.

The projects extend from Peterborough to Norwich, through to Lowestoft via Great Yarmouth.

In the completion of multiple key safety upgrades to roads, surfaces, structures and technology, we generated £3.6m of efficiency savings within the first six months of commencement through the implementation of Lean principles and a robust Collaborative Programme Planning Process.

The detail

Covering four major A-roads in the east of England, our engineering works help to enhance the capacity and reliability of the UK’s strategic road network and thereby improve the experience of Highways England’s customers.

Reflecting the importance of collaboration on the Framework, we formed a Core Team by integrating members of our senior management team with Highways England staff and importantly its designer. This unique partnership approach enabled the revision of Highways England’s Design Delivery Programme in parallel with our Construction Delivery Programme, which ensured seamless programme delivery and the maximisation of efficiencies.

Reflecting this success, our overall Collaborative Delivery Framework Supplier Report score of 6.92 was the highest recorded by any contractor across all Lots. Using our innovative Collaborative Planning Assessment tools we exceeded our efficiency target of £3,098,235 - split across the delivery programme as a monthly objective. In addition, to date we have recorded a zero Accident Frequency Rate.

"Travelling along the A47 yesterday evening, I was prepared for road closures. However, as I travelled beautifully along a newly resurfaced road from Wisbech to Guyhirn, the wheels hummed happily without a tremor or a bump or even a pot hole encounter"

Local Commuter