Improving highways, connecting communities

Highways and major roads are essential to our daily life. That’s why we’re proud to bring our expertise to work on the UK road network – helping to bring people and communities together and support economic growth.

A14 improvement scheme
1 of 3 A14 improvement scheme
M25 Widening
2 of 3 M25 Widening
M1 junctions 19
3 of 3 M1 junctions 19

Roads will remain the most common mode of travel through to 2050 and beyond, with the strategic road network playing a pivotal role in connecting the country. It’s why at Skanska we place enormous value and take pride in our history of consistent project delivery.

We’ve been successfully building and upgrading motorways and major roads up and down the country for decades. Whether it’s building a whole new section of road, a complex junction improvement, local network enhancement or foot, road or rail bridges, our teams can be relied on to deliver.

We focus on delivering on time and on budget, time and again, while continually looking to develop solutions that help to raise industry standards – particularly in areas that are so important for our society more widely, such as carbon reduction.

Being better – together

Ensuring major construction projects are delivered efficiently is key to minimising costs.

For us, that means taking a collaborative approach to find solutions that help us to consistently exceed our customers’ expectations. We achieve more when we work together – cutting costs, cutting carbon, improving safety and delivering on-time and efficiently.

It’s why we are committed to encouraging new ideas and diversity of thinking. One of the ways we do that is by creating inclusive work environments where everyone can be themselves. Another is by bringing our customers, partners, supply chain and community together, with a shared vision and drive for delivering agreed outcomes.

From day one to successful handover, our collaborative teams tackle every challenge with a constant focus on ensuring the final asset is safe, durable and completed efficiently. We act with integrity, meaning that we put ourselves in our customers’ shoes, take care of every pound that’s spent and ensure that we design with the future in mind.

We know that what we deliver today impacts society for generations, so we are constantly trialling and developing industry leading materials and methods that reduce carbon and improve biodiversity.

Caring about communities

With a commitment to social value, major infrastructure projects are a perfect platform for delivering much wider benefits to local people, economies and communities. For us at Skanska, that’s more than a commitment. Contributing to society sits at the heart of our purpose and it begins with delivering opportunity and value in the neighbourhoods around our projects.

Through our social value programmes, our site teams become part of the community supporting local projects. For every project the activities are different because they are always driven by what the community tells us they need. Examples range from creating excitement in local schools and colleges around STEM subjects and construction careers, to creating new public gardens or championing local causes.

Our education, training and employment programmes have already helped hundreds of previously vulnerable or unemployed people to find rewarding careers in construction – helping to improve their life chances.

What every Skanska project and social value initiative shares is our determination to leave a positive and lasting legacy.

Our projects

Live projects currently include the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet, the M42 junction 6 and the A46 Newark Bypass schemes for National Highways. We’ve also recently been confirmed as preferred bidder for the Kent roads section of the Lower Thames Crossing Kent Roads contract. This is a major new road to link Essex and Kent via a 2.6 mile tunnel which, once finished, will be the longest road tunnel in the UK.  

Since 2018 we have been working on projects under National Highways Regional Delivery Partnership (RDP) framework, for which we are a Delivery Integration Partner for the East of England and Midlands regions.  Previous projects include the M1 Junction 19 and M25 widening schemes and most recently the multi-award winning A14 Cambridge to Huntington scheme.

Last updated: 22/11/2023