FM Conway awarded major Highways Services Contract to expand service offering to Brighton & Hove

Leading infrastructure services company FM Conway has been awarded a four-year contract with Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC) to deliver two out of three Lots of a major Highways Services Framework.

The Highways Services Contract is a newly awarded contract for FM Conway, which will run until 2026 with the option for a further four years extension in two-year increments.

The framework delivery will be split into three separate operational Lots with FM Conway securing both Lot 1 and Lot 3. Lot 1, valued at £160m, will see FM Conway operate alongside fellow suppliers, Edburton Contractors and RJ Dance, to provide Civil Works, Carriageway Resurfacing and Improvements across projects of varying size and nature, including environmental enhancement works. Lot 3 is valued at £6m and has been awarded solely to FM Conway to deliver Road Lining and Studs Works across Brighton & Hove.

The contract’s scope of works will enable FM Conway to provide its wide range of knowledge to deliver improvement projects and asset renewals across Brighton & Hove’s infrastructure, including 60km of road network, 975km of footways, as well as a range of unique coastal structures along the council’s 14km of coastline.

FM Conway boasts a unique self-delivery expertise ranging from bitumen supply and material laboratory testing through to the delivery of sustainable highways infrastructure improvements. The business will be working in collaboration with BHCC to reinforce the City’s reputation as an exemplar of sustainability and to maximise social value within the local community.

Selected in part for its drive to deliver materials innovation and low carbon solutions, FM Conway’s own carbon ambitions closely align with BHCC’s commitment to be carbon net zero by 2030 and will be a key focus of this new partnership.

FM Conway has experience delivering surfacing and drainage works in the West and East Sussex area via its Newhaven Asphalt Plant, however the award of this new framework will now further expand the business’ maintenance service offering within the South of England.


Mark Tooley, Civil Engineering Director at FM Conway, said:

“We are excited to work closely with Brighton & Hove to build a strong partnership that will enable the city to thrive for many years to come.

“Our commitment to delivering new technologies and low carbon solutions, across every level of our operations, will ensure that Brighton & Hove remains a green and sustainable city for the future.”

Andrew Westwood, Head of Traffic Management at Brighton & Hove, added:

“We’re delighted to have been able to award this contract to FM Conway to deliver key Highways services and improvements across Brighton & Hove.

“FM Conway’s values and commitment to low carbon solutions, sustainability, innovation, and social value are very much in line with our own, especially as we work towards our goal if carbon neutrality by 2030.

“We look forward to a successful partnership in the months and years to come.”