Home Company News 13 contractors share buildings and civils frameworks worth £200 million

13 contractors share buildings and civils frameworks worth £200 million

Network Rail’s Southern region, which covers Kent, Sussex and the South of England, has awarded 15 contracts for the delivery of building and civils works across the region.

The three-year contracts, which were awarded to 13 companies as two won two each, started at the end of November 2020, and cover such work as upgrades to station canopy and platforms, footbridges, earthworks which includes drainage and repairs when there has been a landslip, rewiring at stations, lift and escalator renewals and station information.

There is a possible annual extension of up to five years for each contract and the value is estimated to be around £200 million in total.

The 15 contracts were made up of:

  • A single buildings and civils generalist with the ability to bid for all works tendered under the framework;
  • A single buildings generalist with the ability to bid for all buildings works tendered under the framework;
  • A single civils generalist with the ability to bid for all civils works tendered under the framework;
  • Two specialists for each of the six sub-disciplines (total of 12 specialists).

As part of process, Network Rail selected companies which are leaders in innovation and sustainability and could demonstrate a proven track record of delivering social value across the communities in which they work.

The successful companies are:

General building and civils: Balfour Beatty Rail; VolkerFitzpatrick; Amalgamated construction

Mechanical and engineering specialist: B & M McHugh; Quinn Infrastructure Services

Fabric specialist: BCM Construction; Lundy Projects

Footbridges specialist: Nationwide Rail; Taziker Industrial

Metallic structures specialist: Dyer and Butler; Freyssinet

Earthworks specialist: Dyer and Butler; Taziker Industrial

Masonry and concrete specialist: Nationwide Rail; Kier Integrated Services

John Halsall, managing director, Network Rail Southern region, said: “We have chosen suppliers to allow us to deliver vital new infrastructure and support the overall aims of providing a safe, reliable and efficient railway for passengers.”

Barry McNicholas, group managing director at Kier Utilities & Rail, which won a contract in the masonry and concrete category, commented: “We are delighted to have secured a place on this framework and build on our partnership with Network Rail which will allow us to deliver vital new infrastructure and support the overall aims of providing a safe, reliable and efficient railway.

“We have vast experience of delivering quality rail projects and through this appointment our talented and diverse teams will deliver vital new works in a sustainable way across the south of England.”

Nigel Wordsworth BSc(Hons) MCIJhttp://therailengineer.com

SPECIALIST AREAS Rolling stock, mechanical equipment, project reports, executive interviews


Nigel Wordsworth graduated with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, after which he joined the American aerospace and industrial fastener group SPS Technologies. After a short time at the research laboratories in Pennsylvania, USA, Nigel became responsible for applications engineering to industry in the UK and Western Europe. At this time he advised on various engineering projects, from Formula 1 to machine tools, including a particularly problematic area of bogie design for the HST.

A move to the power generation and offshore oil supply sector followed as Nigel became director of Entwistle-Sandiacre, a subsidiary of the Australian-owned group Aurora plc. At the same time, Nigel spent ten years as a Technical Commissioner with the RAC Motor Sports Association, responsible for drafting and enforcing technical regulations for national and international motor racing series.

Joining Rail Engineer in 2008, Nigel’s first assignment was a report on new three-dimensional mobile mapping and surveying equipment, swiftly followed by a look at vegetation control machinery. He continues to write on a variety of topics for most issues.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Buckinghamshire footbridge to be replaced

A picturesque footbridge over the Chiltern main line in Buckinghamshire is to undergo a major overhaul to make it safer and more reliable for...