FM Conway secures public realm and major highway contract for Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth

Leading infrastructure services company FM Conway has been awarded a long-term public realm and major highway contract with the London Borough of Richmond-Upon Thames and the London Borough of Wandsworth.

The contract, which began on 1 November 2019, will run for seven years, with the option to extend for a further three years to 2029 with an estimated value of up to £98m.

The deal will see FM Conway work closely with the two distinct boroughs’ through a shared service contract to deliver a range of highway and public real improvements across the 3,600 streets of Richmond Upon Thames and Wandsworth.

FM Conway has a longstanding relationship with both boroughs having previously delivered high quality public realm schemes in Richmond, including Twickenham Riverside and the highly regarded Twickenham town centre regeneration, as well as the major refurbishment project at Putney Bridge, Wandsworth which was completed ahead of schedule and on budget.  

Aligning with the borough’s road safety strategy was of paramount importance to securing the contract and FM Conway is at the forefront of road safety initiatives in the construction industry. In January 2017, CEO Michael Conway was awarded an MBE in acknowledgement of his contribution to road traffic safety and the business was one of the first in the UK to achieve certification to the world’s first international standard for Road Traffic Safety systems, ISO 39001. FM Conway is committed to road safety and has invested over £11m in safety innovations on its fleet of vehicles. 

We are delighted to continue our partnership with the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and the London Borough of Wandsworth through the shared service contract.

James Tallon, term maintenance director at FM Conway, said the company was looking forward to using its extensive experience to support two of London’s most iconic boroughs: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with the London Borough of Richmond-Upon Thames and the London Borough of Wandsworth through the shared service contract.

"This contract win continues to demonstrate the strength of our term maintenance offer in the capital, which is underpinned by the skill and expertise of our great people delivering high-quality public realm and highways services. In addition to high quality delivery, our role is to work alongside both Councils’, on advanced road safety initiatives to ensure the wellbeing of the communities we work in.”

Paul Chadwick, Director of Environment and Community Services for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils said: “Road Safety Management is of paramount importance to us. FM Conway’s demonstrable experience in road safety coupled with their commitment to continual improvement and investment will help us to deliver our road safety strategy, with highway and public realm improvements that contribute to the communities in both Wandsworth and Richmond boroughs.”