DfT reveals values and timescales for billions of pounds of projects

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The authorities has acceptable retired caller details of billions of pounds worthy of infrastructure contracts that volition spell to marketplace implicit the coming years.

Opportunities outlined successful the Department for Transport’s (DfT) latest commercial pipeline see a £1.1bn civils works bundle connected the East West Rail scheme. Procurement of this deal, to enactment connected the projected enactment linking Oxford and Cambridge, is scheduled to statesman successful August 2024.

Former Balfour Beatty determination managing manager Beth West, who besides held cardinal roles connected High Speed 2 and Tideway, was recently brought in arsenic main enforcement of lawsuit assemblage the East West Railway Company.

Elsewhere, the pipeline reveals that the process of renewing Highways England’s £8.7bn Regional Delivery Partner model volition statesman successful June 2023, up of the statement becoming effectual successful January 2024.

Similarly, the roads body’s Scheme Delivery Framework is slated for renewal successful November 2026, valued astatine £3.5bn.

A declaration commencement day of March 2023 has been fixed for the £2.3bn tunnels and approaches woody for the Lower Thames Crossing. Three teams were shortlisted for the occupation past year.

The deals for roadworthy packages either broadside of the crossing are scheduled to travel into unit successful 12 months’ time, according to the pipeline published today. The ceremonial tendering process got under mode earlier this year.

Meanwhile, the A1 Doncaster-to-Darrington betterment strategy has risen successful worth to £1.3bn, with procurement acceptable to get nether mode successful April 2023, much than a twelvemonth earlier than expected.

Several details of procurement connected the £100bn High Speed 2 task emerged successful the pipeline, with a main civils works declaration for signifier 2a, valued astatine up to £3bn and acceptable to spell to marketplace aboriginal this year. Balfour Beatty and Kier person been appointed connected aboriginal civils works packages for this agelong of line, which volition nexus Birmingham and Crewe.

A procurement commencement day for the long-awaited automated radical mover that volition shuttle passengers betwixt stations successful Birmingham is inactive marked arsenic unknown. This woody was astatine the centre of a fiasco past year, erstwhile a erstwhile iteration of the DfT pipeline showed its procurement was imminent.

This papers was hastily removed earlier being republished weeks aboriginal with assorted changes, including a revision of the people-mover declaration value, from £130m to £100m-£250m, and an admittance that the timetable for engaging contractors was unknown.

Meanwhile, Treasury assemblage the Infrastructure and Projects Authority has published its ain National Infrastructure Pipeline, showing the worth of the Birmingham people-mover woody arsenic £272m.