This week’s Construction, Infrastructure and Rail news:
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have opened up prequalification to find a contractor to build a new bus station in Wigan. The £15.7m project is expected to take around 18 months with work starting in June 2017. The project is supported by central government through the Greater Manchester Local Growth Deal Programme and aims to improve facilities for local residents and visitors.
Southern Housing Group (SHG) are investing £631m in the next 4 years to build 3,500 new flats. They are putting together a framework of approved contractors to deliver the various projects and have published a prior information notice (PIN) in the OJEU. SHG are exploring options for best delivering the contractor framework and the survey can be found here.
Abellio East Anglia have been awarded a new 9 year contract to continue running train services between London Liverpool Street and Cambridge, Peterborough and Norwich and includes services to Stansted Airport. The contract runs from October until 2025 and has promised a 10% reduction in average journey times as well as approximately £1.4bn investment in the franchise. Bombardier in Derby will be supplying over 1,000 new carriages to Abellio over the course of the contract.
Perfect Circle have been selected by Scape Group to deliver Professional Services to a variety of public clients. Comprising of Pick Everard, Gleeds and AECOM, Perfect Circle are the first joint venture Scape Group have appointed and are set to deliver £350m worth of services over a 4 year period.