Mouchel has won a commission to support the Highways Agency in the delivery of the next tranche of managed motorway schemes.
Mouchel’s award followed a mini-tender competition through the Project Support Framework to which Mouchel was initially appointed in April 2011 and it was only one of two suppliers chosen by the Agency.
Mouchel will provide the Highways Agency with development, design and site assurance services on two schemes on the M1 motorway in Derbyshire/South Yorkshire; between Junctions 28 to 31 and 32 to 35a.
Work will commence immediately to meet the Agency’s delivery timetable for work to start on the M1 J32 to J35a in 2012-13, and on the M1 J28 to 31 in 2013-14 or 2014-15.
The award builds upon Mouchel’s track record of providing controlled and managed motorways in the UK including the M25, M42 ATM Pilot and Birmingham Box Phases 1 and 2.
Mouchel is also currently working on other managed motorway schemes outside this award including M3/M4 and Birmingham Box Phase 3 (M6 J5-8).
Jeremy Wray, Operating Group Director of Mouchel Consultancy Services and Commission Director for the Project Support Framework, said: “We feel this award demonstrates Mouchel’s unique expertise and experience in design and site assurance.
“The two schemes allocated to Mouchel are imperative to the delivery of managed motorway schemes and will require us to meet challenging timescales for solutions and delivery. It reinforces Mouchel’s position at the forefront of developing and delivering these managed motorway schemes.”