Expansion of strategic business operations as part of National Highways’ Pavement Delivery Framework
FM Conway have secured a place on the South and Central Super Regions of the Pavement Delivery Framework with National Highways. The framework, which begins in March 2023 and runs for five years until March 2028, is worth £1.3 billion and covers surfacing and pavement construction across the UK’s motorways and major A roads.
The Pavement Delivery Framework replaces the current Pavements Framework which FM Conway have been helping to deliver since 2018 and represents significant growth of the business’ existing relationship with National Highways.
The new framework will allow FM Conway to build upon their successful portfolio of collaboration with National Highways, which has already seen the business partner on a number of high-profile projects across the South West, South East and the East of England, including pioneering the use of innovative recycled materials to deliver high-level carbon savings on the strategic road network.
Having previously worked on smaller regional lots, FM Conway have significantly increased their area of operations, with expansion into the Midlands demonstrating a growing regional capacity to deliver. The business has been selected, in part, for its focus on supply chain collaboration towards achieving net-zero carbon working practices across the industry. FM Conway will continue to closely align themselves with National Highways’ key themes of customer, safety and delivery.
Boasting a unique self-delivery expertise, ranging from bitumen supply and material laboratory testing through to the delivery of sustainable highways infrastructure improvements, the business is committed to driving materials innovation and delivering sustainable solutions to address the current climate emergency and meet the evolving needs of the construction industry.
FM Conway’s Technology Centre and their manufacturing and recycling facilities play a vital role in the business’ commitment to innovation in sustainable material solutions, ensuring the company can design, test, and produce these solutions to meet the needs of the new National Highways contract.
Working directly for National Highways, the business will now take on a scope of works comprising pavement maintenance and renewals across National Highways’ Strategic Road Network.
Adam Green, FM Conway’s chief executive officer, said: ‘We are delighted to be able to continue our partnership with National Highways and we look forward to sharing our expertise in the delivery of sustainable construction and improving on our past collaborative projects across their expansive road network.
‘This important partnership highlights the expansion in our strategic business operations as we move from delivering minor regional lots through the previous framework to now delivering super regions alongside other tier-one contractors.
‘Our growth within National Highways highlights not only our performance, but also our organization’s shared ambitions and goals for the industry. Through sharing best practice, I am certain, together, we can achieve our net-zero carbon targets.’
Duncan Smith, executive director of operations at National Highways, said: ‘We are very happy to have secured this agreement, which is one of a number that have been signed as part of the framework.
‘Engaging an increased range of organizations from across the industry is a hugely positive step for us, allowing us to expand our supply chain and improve our resilience. These contracts will also support our Net Zero Carbon Plan, which underpins all of our work now and in future years.’