Skanska appointed by Network Rail to North West & Central region framework

Press release 03/04/2024 09:32 CET

Building on its successful relationship, Skanska has been awarded to Network Rail’s North West & Central framework for Large Portfolio projects.

Large Portfolio projects cover the biggest value schemes in Network Rail’s programme of works under the framework, ranging from £7m to £200m.

The £490m framework covers Network Rail’s control period 7 (CP7), which runs from the start of April 2024 until the end of March 2029. The region includes the
North West, Central and West Coast South routes.

Large Portfolio projects encompasses multi-disciplinary civil engineering, building and railway systems work. This ranges from bridge construction, earthworks and geotechnical operations to improvements to existing or new stations, signalling, telecoms and electrification projects.

“We are delighted to have been appointed to the North West & Central Framework,” said James Corker, Operations Director in Skanska’s infrastructure business.

“Our appointment builds on our relationship and successful delivery of projects through the CP5 and CP6 frameworks. This includes the SAS13 bridge replacement and enabling works at Euston for future HS2 services.

“We are now very much looking forward to working with Network Rail and our partners in delivering projects under CP7, while continuing to innovate and implement new ways of working that drive improved safety, efficiency, productivity and progress towards net-zero carbon.”

Capital Delivery Director at Network Rail, Eoin O’Neill, added: “We’ve developed a collaborative working relationship with Skanska over the past 10 years, during CP5 and CP6. We are looking forward to continuing to build on this during CP7.

“Rail routes in the North West & Central (NW&C) region are the economic spine linking our main cities of London, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool. The work we deliver over the next five years will be crucial to maintaining and building capacity and connectivity.”