£98m London contract win for FM Conway

Councils from Wandsworth and Richmond on Thames have awarded a £98M contract to infrastructure group FM Conway, for “major highway works”.

The scheme, which will include carriageway resurfacing, road markings and the delivery of public realm schemes, will last for seven years with a possible three-year extension. It is set to cost £98M.

FM Conway term maintenance director James Tallon said the contract win “demonstrates the strength of our term maintenance offer in the capital, which is underpinned by the skill and expertise of our great people delivering high-quality public realm and highways services. In addition to high quality delivery, our role is to work alongside both Councils, on advanced road safety initiatives to ensure the wellbeing of the communities we work in.”

FM Conway has a long history of working in the London borough of Wandsworth. The company was responsible for restoring Putney Bridge in 2015, and the company also has long-standing relationships with the London boroughs of Merton and Westminster.

The contract does not include work to Wandsworth Bridge, which is due for revamp to a tune of £4.5M.

Richmond and Wandsworth councils director of environment and community services Paul Chadwick added: “FM Conway’s demonstrable experience in road safety coupled with their commitment to continual improvement and investment will help us to deliver our road safety strategy, with highway and public realm improvements that contribute to the communities in both Wandsworth and Richmond boroughs.”

Richmond and Wandsworth councils share one staff structure, owing to an agreement between the two local authorities. Both councils, however, are independent of each-other in their governance.

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