Colas/AECOM Joint Venture Secures Place on Manchester Infrastructure Framework

A Colas/AECOM joint venture has been successful in securing a place on all tendered lots of the Manchester City Council Highways and Infrastructure Construction Works Framework. The four-year contract, valued at £200m, is available for use by all 10 of the Manchester Metropolitan Boroughs and TfGM.


The framework is divided into multiple Lots that will include general civil engineering works, including minor highway improvements, ducting works, drainage works; patching, re-surfacing and surface treatment works. There will also be highway new works, structural maintenance and associated works; bridges and highway structures improvement and maintenance works.


As established local employers with a proud history of working with Manchester, this appointment further cements our established presence and we will be investing in our local businesses as a result.


Simon Funnell, Colas Associate Director Major Projects said: “Colas and AECOM are delighted to have secured a place on the Manchester Framework.  Using our complimentary capabilities, we will work in partnership to ensure efficient and effective approaches in the design and delivery of infrastructure works. We recognise the importance of social value and are committed to providing meaningful additional benefit in the communities in which we work.”


David Nicholson Colas/AECOM JV Design Director, said: “This is a significant step forward for our joint venture, cementing our place in a growing market. Our focus will be on collaborative delivery and long-term social value, working differently and more effectively for the communities of Manchester.”


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