VokerHighways | VolkerHighways awarded contract extension to 2029

Bath & North East Somerset Council and VolkerHighways will continue their collaborative partnership until 2029, following a three year extension, for both their highways and street lighting maintenance contracts.

The two contracts, valued at £16 million per year, will provide a continuity of highway services to the residents and road users of Bath & North East Somerset.

Works include planned, routine and reactive maintenance to the highway network, as well as emergency response to road incidents. The business also undertakes winter maintenance, gully cleansing, rural verge maintenance, event traffic management drainage maintenance works and street lighting improvements and maintenance.

Proudly working from their new low carbon depot, the award follows a successful five years of collaboration. During which, their partnership was ranked best in the South West for Highways Maintenance in a national independent survey. They also topped the South West satisfaction rankings for promptly dealing with potholes, in terms of the number of potholes and the quality of repair to damaged roads.

It’s been a busy five years for the contract, where, in addition to day-to-day maintenance works, they have undertaken some major public realm schemes. These include York Street and Swallow Street improvements, Keynsham High Street regeneration and hostile vehicle mitigation infrastructure schemes. VolkerHighways’ sister company, VolkerLaser, has supported the contract throughout on structures and waterproofing works.

VolkerHighways and Bath & North East Somerset Council’s partnership has also been recognised through BSI ISO 44001 Collaborative Business Relationships Standard, which was achieved last year and an International Gold Green Apple Award from the Green Organisation.

Jerry Pert, Operations Director for VolkerHighways, said:

“This extension is testament to the team’s dedication to improving the local infrastructure and community to benefit road users and residents alike. Working collaboratively with a client who shares the same values as VolkerHighways, enables us to trial and adopt innovative solutions that improve efficiencies, while maintaining quality and assurance. We look forward to continuing to work with Bath & North East Somerset Council and our supply chain for many more years.”

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