Ringway return to central London
Company set to bring greener highway maintenance solutions to the capital in new framework contract
RINGWAY say their appointment as the central area maintenance contractor under the London Highways Maintenance Framework (HMF) by Transport for London (TfL) marks an important and welcome return to central London, having previously delivered highway maintenance services to TfL from 2001 to 2007.
The new eight-to-12-year framework will commence on 1 April 2021 and is designed to allow London boroughs and other stakeholders in the capital, such as the Greater London Authority and developers, to also participate in and benefit from best practice across the city.
Glynn Barton, TfL’s director of Network Management, said: ‘Our network of red routes are the arteries of London’s road network and play a vital role in helping people get around the capital safely, whether they are walking, cycling, getting the bus or driving.
‘These new maintenance and small projects frameworks will help us to keep these roads safe and well maintained for years to come, as we work to cut road danger and congestion and make London one of the best cities for walking and cycling.’
Ringway’s managing director, Mike Notman, commented: ‘This win means a huge amount to Ringway. It will allow us to re-establish our relationship with Transport for London, a relationship that goes back nearly 20 years, and will enable us to really accelerate sustainable highway services in the capital.
‘Working with innovative clients such as TfL enables us to deliver some of the most sustainable highway maintenance services in the country. This new HMF contract will benefit London residents and road users, as well as helping us to make the changes needed right now to address the climate emergency that we are facing.’