The contract, which became effective in October, will involve utilising a wide range of expertise across WSP’s 2,500-strong transport and infrastructure business – which includes highways, ground, civil and bridges experts. The teams will also receive support from the environment and development teams among others.
WSP held a position on the previous four-year framework contract won in 2014, and has provided specialist services for a range of infrastructure projects across the region, including resilience work along 87 miles of the North Wales Expressway (A55) where the WSP team worked closely with NMWTRA to develop potential improvement interventions, including smart technologies, that could be implemented to reduce congestion in the region.
Comments Nick Heard, Associate Director in the Highways team at WSP, “This latest reappointment is testament to the fantastic work delivered by our teams in the past four years to improve capacity, resilience and safety for all road users on the A55, as well as on other strategic transport projects across the region.
“We look forward to continuing work with our client and partners to deliver maintenance, safety and upgrade work on this strategic road network to unlock growth and improve connectivity from north to south and east to west.”
The framework involves improvement and maintenance works as well as design services for activities including highways, civils, tunnels, environmental, geotechnical and integrated transport schemes among others. The consultancy was successful on all three lots.
NMWTRA operates on the basis of a partnership between the following local authorities; Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Powys and Wrexham.
WSP has a strong track record in delivering major projects across Wales, including the Swansea Regeneration Framework, the Green Link interconnector between Ireland and Wales and the Eastern Bay Link Road in Cardiff. WSP is currently delivering professional and engineering consultancy services for a range of private and public-sector clients including the Welsh Government and local authorities across Wales.
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