Osborne lands significant framework contract with Network Rail

Osborne is one of four preferred suppliers nominated by Network Rail to deliver collaborative framework agreements worth £1.2bn across its Anglia, Kent, Sussex and Wessex routes.

Osborne has been selected to deliver the Wessex Route with a contract value of approximately £250m over the next five years. This involves a multi-asset discipline capability, designing and delivering all building and civils works with design partner Hyder and other supply chain specialists.

The contract strengthens Osborne’s infrastructure business, which has grown steadily over the past 12 months with project wins in the M25 Connect Plus; COFA; a number of local authority highways contracts; projects at Gatwick Airport and a substantial rail portfolio across the Midlands, Western and South East England. The nomination also continues the Network Rail (formerly Railtrack) and Osborne relationship that has been in place since 1992.

The framework agreements, which will be executed on April 1, 2014, will be signed by Network Rail’s Infrastructure Projects (IP) Southern region, and will cover a substantial part of the region’s £2.5bn workbank in control period five (CP5) which runs from 2014 to 2019.

Dave Hooper, Osborne executive director, said: “We are delighted to have secured this great opportunity and continue our journey with Network Rail. We look forward to developing a one team, collaborative approach with Network Rail, their customer South West Trains and our supply chain partners. This will ensure we deliver infrastructure works more efficiently and create a legacy within the local communities that we work within over the course of this framework.”

Osborne is looking forward to working with the three other preferred suppliers nominated: VolkerFitzpatrick Limited (Anglia); Costain Limited (Kent) and Bam Nuttall Limited (Sussex).