Osborne bags £120m M25 Job

Osborne has won the award of the Connect Plus Life-cycle framework for the M25, putting them firmly on the Highways map.
The framework has a potential value of up to £120m and could run for up to 12 years in duration at around £10m per annum.

Osborne will be carrying out planned works on one of the busiest road networks in Europe, maintaining and upgrading assets on the 440km of the M25 motorway and associated arterial link roads around London.

The planned works include concrete bay replacements, bridge deck waterproofing, expansion joint renewals, bearing replacements and repairs, bridge strengthening, structural steel corrosion protection and specialist tunnel repairs and improvements.

Managing Director – Infrastructure at Osborne John Dowsett  said: ‘’This award is highly significant in our Highways business strategy as we continue to target opportunities with forward thinking customers who recognise the importance and value of a collaborative approach with their partners and suppliers. We will support Connect Plus to maintain their assets within a live motorway environment where road user safety and minimising disruption is paramount. We will drive and fully own a whole life approach to maintenance enhancement, continuously improving service by developing a fully integrated innovative community culture. Through this approach we will help them meet the on-going challenge of maintaining increasingly heavily used highways assets within reducing capital and operational budgets.”

This win comes shortly after Liverpool City Council appointed Osborne earlier this year, to create a new dual carriageway on a major route into Liverpool city centre. Worth £18m, work is set to begin next month to widen the A565 (Great Howard Street/Derby Road).

Connect Plus (CP) has a 30-year DBFO contract, which started in May 2009 to operate and maintain the M25 motorway network on behalf of Highways England. Connect Plus is a consortium of industry businesses, comprising Edge Orbital Holdings, Balfour Beatty Investments, and Egis Projects.