VolkerFitzpatrick, as part of the Southern Renewals Enterprise with VolkerRail, Octavius, Network Rail and AtkinsRéalis, is working on the Southern Integrated Delivery portfolio for Control Period 7 (2024-2029) and Control Period 8 (2029-34).
Four partners have been selected to join Network Rail’s Works Delivery team, and will form an innovative, performance-based alliance to deliver the Southern Region's renewals portfolio over the next ten years, estimated at up to £9bn.
VolkerFitzpatrick has been selected to undertake buildings and civils works. VolkerRail – sister company to VolkerFitzpatrick – will undertake track, Octavius for electrification and plant, and AtkinsRéalis for signalling.
The alliance, known as Southern Integrated Delivery, or SID, will be part of a new enterprise model – the Southern Renewals Enterprise - based on the Institution of Civil Engineers’ Project 13 principles*, developed following significant cross-industry consultation over the last two and a half years.
With the SID, the Southern Region seeks to make a transformational change in how renewals work is delivered, by merging the capabilities of Network Rail and its supply chain to develop an integrated and coordinated approach to delivery.
Through tying efficiency savings found by partners to increasing the workbank, and linking profit to extra work delivered, the SID will make the best use of resources, maximise efficiencies and be collectively incentivised to deliver value for taxpayers and the right outcomes for passengers, freight and railway funders.
*For further information about the Institution of Civil Engineers’ Project 13 principles, please visit: www.project13.info/about-project13/
Ellie Burrows, managing director for Network Rail's Southern region