Mace has won a four year framework contract for consultancy work related to the development of transportation infrastructure within the Greater Manchester region. The value of the deal has not been disclosed.
Greater Manchester is investing in a number of transportation projects to boost internal connectivity and the connectivity with cities such as Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle – members of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’. Additionally, by focusing on delivering reliable, frequent and diverse public transportation options across the city and region, the council can lower its carbon footprint as well as regional air pollution.
As part of the development of its infrastructure, the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) Transport Professional Services (TPS) framework was developed. Mace recently announced that it has been awarded a four year framework agreement with the TfGM to deliver a range of services focused on regional rail, highways, transport intelligence and its public operation systems projects.
The firm will provide a range of consultancy services, including in quantity surveying and project and programme management, focused on delivery of the TfGM’s key capital projects and programmes. The value of the deal has not been disclosed.
Mace’s Director of the North, Steve Gillingham, says, “It’s a very interesting time to be working with TfGM because the North looks destined for more investment in its infrastructure system. Our appointment in this programme is another strand in our commitment to infrastructure in the region and coincides with our co-founding role on the Northern Powerhouse Partnership.”
Mace has worked on a range of projects across the Manchester area, including the remodelling of the Contact Theatre, project management work for the first UK high energy cancer unit, as well as a range of infrastructure projects dating back to 2002. Among the engagements completed are: support to the existing Metrolink network, building and re-developing transport interchanges, upgrading public transport facilities and services, encouraging active travel, carbon reduction and managing the highway network in Greater Manchester.
In August Transport for London renewed its contract with Cushman & Wakefield, while earlier this year the Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council commissioned Mott MacDonald to develop a new public transport plan.