Amey Consulting wins place on £72.5m Scotland Excel framework

Amey Consulting wins place on £72.5m Scotland Excel framework

Alex Gilbert

Amey Consulting has won a place on Scotland Excel’s £72.5 million Civil Engineering and Technical Consultancy Framework.

Spanning four years, the framework is open to 32 local Scottish authorities as well as several other Scottish public sector organisations.

Having been on the previous generation of the framework, Amey Consulting has expanded its offering and secured two additional lots.

In total, the infrastructure services and engineering consultancy will work across six lots, namely roads & structures; transport planning; environmental; drainage & flooding; master planning; and project management.

Key to Amey Consulting’s involvement will be designing for towns and cities across Scotland to enhance walking and cycling facilities. This will help to support public health, sustainably transform urban areas and contribute to economic growth.

This news builds on Amey Consulting’s existing commitment to Scotland. This includes working with North Lanarkshire Council to design a new road link, with associated walking and cycling links, to connect the Ravenscraig development to Motherwell town centre, as part of the Pan-Lanarkshire Orbital Transport Corridor.

In addition, Amey Consulting recently announced it is providing highways design services to the Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside project, improving all transport links to a new 184-metre iconic bridge crossing of the River Clyde.

The consultancy is delivering these works from its Edinburgh and Motherwell design hubs, opening up employment and supply chain opportunities for people and businesses across Scotland. Amey Consulting currently employs 260 people in Scotland with around 1,200 further workers in Amey’s other business areas.

Commenting on the announcement, Alex Gilbert, managing director at Amey Consulting, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to the Scotland Excel Framework.

“We look forward to working in partnership with local authorities across Scotland, using our specialist consultancy and design capability to improve connectivity and open up economic opportunities across the country.

“Amey Consulting has a proud history in Scotland, and we will once again deliver these works with local teams, leveraging knowledge from our extensive portfolio of improvements across the region.

We will also offer opportunities for apprentices and graduates entering the industry, providing the people of Scotland with a skilled workforce needed to sustainably grow its transport network now and into the future.”

Julie Welsh, chief executive of Scotland Excel, said: “Scottish councils regularly require specialist technical and engineering services in order to plan and implement the wide range of investment projects and improvement works that are delivered within their communities.

“I welcome the launch of our third generation Engineering and Technical Consultancy contract which will give local authorities easy access to a range of suppliers, while also bringing efficiencies for councils. The framework is also good for business as the 31 UK- based suppliers are a mix of micro, small, medium and large businesses.”

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