VolkerFitzpatrick has been awarded one of five new contracts by TFL as part of its Surface Transport Infrastructure Construction Framework, which will help ensure walking and cycling projects continue to be delivered to a high standard and that the capital’s road network has safe and well-maintained infrastructure for years to come.
The framework will run for six years from April 2021 until March 2027, for use by TfL, London Boroughs and other authorities whose developments impact on the TfL Road Network.
The new contracts will be used to deliver schemes to boost walking and cycling across the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN), including future projects to expand London’s growing network of high-quality cycleways. These projects will be vital to enabling more people in the capital to make journeys by bike and on foot, which will help to cut congestion, air pollution and road danger across London.
The new contracts also cover renewals work on much of the infrastructure that the Transport for London Road Network depends on, including its bridges, road tunnels and river assets. Renewals work typically takes place every few years and is more significant than day-to-day maintenance, for which separate contracts are awarded. The contracts also cover the construction of enhancements to these assets where needed. Contractors will be asked to deliver early input, design and construction work through the framework.
Nick Fairholme, TfL's Director of Project and Programme Delivery, said: “Our network of red routes are the arteries of London’s road network and play a vital role in helping people get around the capital safely, whether they are walking, cycling, getting the bus or driving.
"This new contract framework will help us to deliver further vital walking and cycling schemes across London, and ensure that these important infrastructure assets on our road network are safe and well maintained for years to come.”
John Cox, managing director of VolkerFitzpatrick’s Rail and Infrastructure business, said: “We are delighted to be awarded this important framework contract and we are looking forward to working closely with TfL over the next six years. Our team will help to deliver key projects across the network, that will play a vital role in enabling more people in the capital to make journeys by bike and foot, and which will help reduce congestion across the city.”