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GRAHAM announces two contract wins on Network Rail CP6 Western Route framework

Construction and civil engineering specialist GRAHAM has secured its first two contracts on Network Rail’s Control Period 6 (CP6) Western Route framework. The workload which will consist of asset renewals covering design and construction of all rail categories, including building and civil engineering, electrification, power, signalling telecommunications and track, is

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GRAHAM to Exhibit at Highways UK Exhibition

GRAHAM has revealed that they will be exhibiting at the Highways UK Exhibition as a part of their continued growth plans in the highways sector. The company will be attending the exhibition which will be taking place on the 8th and 9th November at the NEC in Birmingham. Highways UK

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BDC 317 : Jun 2024

Leo Martin

GRAHAM announces two contract wins on Network Rail CP6 Western Route framework

Construction and civil engineering specialist GRAHAM has secured its first two contracts on Network Rail’s Control Period 6 (CP6) Western Route framework. The workload which will consist of asset renewals covering design and construction of all rail categories, including building and civil engineering, electrification, power, signalling telecommunications and track, is part of the framework’s strategic plan to deliver 140,000 more trains every year by 2024. The framework runs for five years and can be extendable for a further three. The contract wins will see GRAHAM deliver works at Stocks Overbridge and the River Avon Evesham bridge and Kelston Park. Stocks Overbridge is a single span elliptical masonry road over rail arch structure between Kingham and Moreton-in-Marsh in Gloucestershire.  The project will involve the demolition of existing masonry arch to be replaced with a new superstructure which will be installed by GRAHAM’s project team over the course of three 30-hour rail possessions.  River Avon Evesham bridge is a two-span rail underbridge spanning the river. The work involves structural repairs to both abutments and the central pier and scour protection works in the river with associated works. The second project at Kelston Park, which comprises a 1.75-mile-long embankment that is situated on the flood plain of the River Avon, is to install a cantilevering kingpost wall at the toe of the embankment on both sides of the railway.  Network Rail’s Western route stretches from London Paddington to Penzance, through Bristol and up to the boundaries with Wales, Worcester and Basingstoke. It has re-organised into a Route-based delivery organisation, fully focused on customer outcomes.  It is seeking to work with organisations that have the right culture, behaviours and ethics and are committed to delivering a safer, sustainable, better performing and more efficient railway.  Leo Martin, Managing Director for the civil engineering division at GRAHAM, said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded our first two schemes on the CP6 Western Framework and are determined to ensure they are delivered successfully in every respect to demonstrate our capabilities further in the rail sector.  “Both GRAHAM and Network Rail are committed to creating a safe and inclusive workplace, one which recognises and respects differences between people and facilitates a culture which embraces innovation and change and where collaborative working practices are passed down through the entire supply chain, generating mutual benefit to the industry as a whole.” Leo added: “These contracts will build on the great work we have achieved so far on the Crossrail project and enhance our presence in the West of England on the back of our work at Marsh Barton in Exeter.  They also provide the opportunity to develop our rail team further and increase our profile with Network Rail which is an important and very valued customer for GRAHAM.” Works will commence at both projects in August this year.

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GRAHAM to Exhibit at Highways UK Exhibition

GRAHAM has revealed that they will be exhibiting at the Highways UK Exhibition as a part of their continued growth plans in the highways sector. The company will be attending the exhibition which will be taking place on the 8th and 9th November at the NEC in Birmingham. Highways UK has been set up for people and organisations that are involved in the planning, designing, build and operation of the UK’s expansive road network. The annual exhibition is definitively not a trade show, and has been created in order to attract and capture strategic planning and thought leadership and the cutting edge of development for the road infrastructure across the UK. GRAHAM has developed a strong civil engineering track record and has a history that dates back to the 18th century. The company has recently been carrying out work for Highways England, including a range of highways upgrades on the A47, A11, A1 and A12. The company has also managed to procure the Lot 2 Framework for the Great Howard Street bridge replacement scheme which is being carried out for Liverpool City Council. As part of the Highways UK Exhibition there is also a conference that will include industry briefing and network opportunities. The Exhibition is a proven and vibrant event that has been designed to combine the thought leadership, gain insight and the into the industry while also exchanging information with industry colleagues and offering a route to market for vendors. The Executive Director for GRAHAM, Leo Martin has said that the business is pleased to announce that they will be in attendance at this year’s Highways UK Exhibition, and will be using the event as a platform to show their expertise while also meeting and networking with industry peers. This event is one of the mainstays of the industry calendar and has come at a perfect time for GRAHAM, who are delivering a large portfolio of highways work. The company’s civil engineering team has been working on some of the most prestigious projects taking place in the UK and Ireland such as the Tennison Road Bridge Replacement for Network Rail and a number of others.

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Green Port Hull and Immingham Renewable Fuel Terminal both shortlisted at the British Construction Industry Awards 2017

Two major projects in the Humber region have been shortlisted at the 30th British Construction Industry Awards 2017. Green Port Hull and Immingham Renewable Fuel Terminal have both been shortlisted in the Major Civil Engineering Project of the Year (over £50m) category at the British Construction Industry Awards, which recognises and rewards excellence in project delivery, design, construction and delivering outcomes for society. National construction firm GRAHAM has been recognised for its work at Green Port Hull; a joint venture with Lagan Construction, and the Immingham Renewable Fuel Terminal, for ABP. GRAHAM Lagan Construction JV performed the design and construction of the works at Green Port Hull for the end user Siemens’ off shore wind turbine manufacturing facilities. The scheme included infilling one third of Hull’s Alexandra Dock with 780,000 m3 of material and reclaiming 7.5 ha of the river to create a new 650m quay wall, which can accommodate three offshore wind installation vessels. Immingham Renewable Fuels Terminal was a £130 million project involving the design and construction of a facility for importing, storing and onward transfer of renewable fuels (wood pellets) at the Port of Immingham. Judges will visit both sites and carry out rigorous interviews as part of the selection process. The results will be announced at a Gala Awards Dinner, held at Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, on Wednesday 11th October 2017. Ian Schofield, Group Head of Asset Management from ABP, said: “We are delighted to hear that GRAHAM has been shortlisted by the British Construction Industry for the design and delivery of two major projects for ABP. The company¹s work on the Immingham Renewable Fuel Terminal, and its joint venture with Lagan at Green Port Hull. Both projects are now significantly contributing to ABPs key strategic objective of Keeping Britain Trading, and we wish our partners from both companies the very best of luck at the awards ceremony in October.” Leo Martin, Executive Director at GRAHAM, said: “We’re really pleased to be shortlisted at the BCI Awards, which is a prestigious and highly recognised awards ceremony. To be shortlisted twice is a credit to our planning, design and project teams, which on both of these projects have demonstrated professionalism, collaboration and a dedication to completing the work to the highest standards. “ABP is one of our key clients which we have an excellent relationship with, and so to be shortlisted for two projects with them is fantastic. We have enjoyed working with them on several schemes and look forward to further collaborations in future. “Both of the shortlisted projects have been high-profile civil engineering schemes which will play a key role in generation of renewable energy. We are incredibly proud to have been shortlisted for these awards and we look forward to the judges’ visit and awards ceremony in October.” GRAHAM is one of the most experienced and trusted names in project investment and management, civil engineering, construction and asset management in the UK and Ireland. Its civil engineering division has been involved in some of the most prestigious projects undertaken in the regions within which it operates, including the Tennison Road Bridge Replacement for Network Rail, the A138 Chelmer Viaduct for Highways England, the iconic Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin (which was ‘Highly Commended’ at the 2011 BCI Awards) and the M1/M2/Westlink upgrades in Belfast.

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