FM Conway secures £130m Croydon contract
Leading infrastructure services company FM Conway has been awarded a highway service contract with the London Borough of Croydon, to a value of up to £130 million.
The contract win reinforces the business’ position as London’s leading highways contractor, where it currently provides highways services for around half of the capital’s boroughs. It also follows FM Conway’s recent appointment to Highways England’s Category Management Pavement Framework.
FM Conway will work closely with Croydon Council to support its £5.25bn regeneration programme, delivering highway maintenance services, public realm projects and professional services, including design, project management and technical support, across the borough’s 725 km public road network. The contract will run for an initial period of seven years, with the potential to be extended by up to an additional three years.
Over the initial seven years, up to £36.7m will be set aside for road improvements and up to £50m for public realm upgrades. The team’s focus will be on enhancing and future-proofing the borough’s roads and public spaces to ensure these are able to support Croydon’s growth. FM Conway will self-deliver services where possible, using its materials manufacturing facilities across London and the south of England, as well as deploying its in-house highways design, construction and maintenance capabilities.
Croydon Council and FM Conway will ensure the contract delivers value for the local community, not only in terms of better journeys but also socio-economic impact. Working through the council’s job brokerage service, Croydon Works, FM Conway will provide employment opportunities and training for local residents. The company will also help to fund community projects and training days for small businesses.