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Market challenges

A modern, accessible and reliable highway network throughout the UK is essential to future growth and prosperity. The UK road network keeps Britain moving, acting as the backbone to the economy and the wellbeing of the nation. The highways sector must ensure that any investment contributes to the development of a network which is agile, resilient, sustainable and safe.

Advances in technology provide not only the biggest challenge to the sector but the greatest opportunity. As safety, congestion and environmental issues become increasingly significant as traffic volumes increase, the tipping point for electric and connected vehicle adoption moves closer. The industry needs to act now collaboratively and embrace the advances in digital technology, drive more productive delivery and ensure smarter operation of our highway infrastructure.

 Key to the successful application of innovative technology will be the skills of the workforce. Our ability to continuously invest in and evolve our capabilities will be essential to deliver the infrastructure of tomorrow.


Our capabilities

  • Create and deliver better outcomes - Act as an integrator of people, services and solutions with a focus on long term planning. We invest in innovation and continuous improvement and work in specialist integrated teams to drive improvements and strategic outcomes.
  • Unlock funding solutions and influence strategic investment decision making - Use our strategic relationships with deep insight into local authorities and transport bodies developed through our long-term partnerships, meaning we understand the local, major and strategic road networks far beyond highways.
  • Improve productivity across design, delivery and asset operation - Adopt best practice, enable innovation and drive lean digital delivery to reduce waste and minimise risk. Embed flexibility in the asset for future operation.
  • Drive collaboration and discipline integration to streamline delivery - Reducing duplication of effort and deploying specialists to drive creativity on complex components. Delivering collaboratively through ISO 44001 certified management systems and processes.


Our services

From inception to delivery, through project lifecycles and asset life, we can combine our multi-disciplinary capability and cross sector expertise to achieve more from the entire built environment. Our complementary blend of strategic infrastructure planning insight and wider built environment delivery capability allows us to adapt and focus on future needs, drive placemaking and support economic growth.

Our core capability spans Highway Infrastructure; Transportation; Project Delivery & Assurance; Transport Technology; Environmental Engineering; Health, Safety & Wellbeing; and Transaction Advisory.


Key recent projects include:

  • Eastern Bay Link Road, Cardiff;
  • Carlisle Southern Link Road, Cumbria;
  • Inverness West Link Road, Inverness;
  • Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor Phase 3, Sunderland;
  • Leeds Public Transport Improvement Programme LPTIP, Leeds;
  • Newtown Bypass, Newtown, Wales;
  • Brynglas Tunnels Refurbishment, Newport;
  • A556 Knutsford to Bowdon Improvement, Cheshire;
  • Pennine Reach Rapid Bus Transit, Lancashire;
  • A55 A494 Flintshire Corridor, North Wales;
  • Llandeilo to Fairfach Bypass;
  • A47 Thornley to Wisbech Duelling, Cambridgeshire;
  • A2300 Highway Improvements, West Sussex
  • Lyminster Bypass, West Sussex
  • Coldharbour Roundabout & Hall Road Improvements, Kent

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