Engineering and professional services consultancy, WSP, has been appointed through Highways England’s Specialist, Professional and Technical Services (SPaTS) Framework Contract on ten existing highway-related Design, Build, Finance and Operate (DBFO) projects.

Running to December 2020, WSP will provide technical support to Highways England in managing their day-to-day business for ten existing projects, collectively covering over 10% of the strategic road network in England.

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The DBFO projects include:

  • A1(M) Alconbury to Peterborough
  • M1-A1 Lofthouse to Bramham Link Road
  • A417/A419 Swindon to Gloucester
  • A69 Carlisle to Newcastle
  • A19/A168 Dishforth to Tyne Tunnel
  • A30/A35 Exeter to Bere Regis
  • A50/A564 Stoke to Derby Link
  • M40 Denham to Warwick.
  • A1 Darrington to Dishforth
  • A249 Stockbury to Sheerness.

The scope of work being undertaken by WSP will include: assessing the contractual impact of new schemes on the existing DBFO contracts, providing technical assessment of remedial works on the A19 Tees Viaduct and the verification of traffic flows and lane closures.

John Stock, Project Director at WSP, explains: “This is a very significant win for WSP and we are thrilled that the experience and knowledge of our Highways team has been recognised by Highways England.”

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About WSP

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Environment, Industry, Resources (including Mining and Oil & Gas) and Power & Energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services.

With more than 8200 talented people in the UK and approximately 48,000 globally, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. WSP has been involved in many high-profile UK projects including the re-development of London Bridge Station and Quarter, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, HS2, Transport for the North Strategic Development Corridor studies, One Blackfriars and the Shard.