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£70 million Southwark contract for FM Conway

Southwark

Infrastructure services company secures new six-year term maintenance contract with Southwark Council

INFRASTRUCTURE services company FM Conway have been awarded the term maintenance contract for the London Borough of Southwark. With an estimated value in excess of £70 million, the contract is for the delivery of both planned and reactive works until 2026, with an option to extend to 2028.

The new contract, which is due to commence on 1 July 2020 amid Brexit and the COVID-19 outbreak, two situations that are likely to present unique challenges in planning and delivery, has demanding targets including demonstrating added social value, extensive carbon emissions monitoring, and the development of enhanced technological delivery.

Added social value was a significant element of the tender, to ensure that residents and business benefit directly and indirectly from the Council’s spending – an integral part of both Southwark and FM Conway’s core values.

Having worked collaboratively with Southwark Council for 15 years, FM Conway say they look forward to continuing the partnership and will strive to assist the Council to help businesses and communities to thrive, promote local skills and employment, and continue to deliver an award-winning standard of service.

James Tallon, term maintenance director at FM Conway, commented: ‘We are delighted to continue our long-term partnership with Southwark Council. Over the past 15 years we have built up a detailed understanding of the area, the residents, the visitors and the local character of the borough, and we look forward to an exciting future building on our past successes and driving new innovations and sustainable solutions to the benefit of everyone in Southwark.’

Southwark Councillor Richard Livingstone said: ‘We look forward to working with FM Conway as we move forward with our plans to make our roads safer, promote more sustainable travel and tackle the climate emergency in Southwark.’

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