FM Conway proved to be the right partner for Merton Council aligning with their environmental agenda and supporting the local authority’s commitment to climate change and the adoption of the ‘Healthy Streets Approach’. FM Conway continue to lead environmental best practice and the drive for more sustainable ways of working; currently recycling 100 percent of the borough’s used road materials with a continued focus on maximising the use of recycled asphalt content across the network.
The new contract secures better services for the residents, businesses and visitors to Merton with continued improvements to the highways network. It provides a portfolio of services including highway maintenance, surfacing, footway reconstruction, structures, drainage and water management, traffic management and public realm regeneration projects.
The new contract is due to commence on 1 November 2019 and will run until 2026 with an option to extend the partnership for up to an additional three years.
James Tallon, Term Maintenance Director at FM Conway, comments: “We are delighted to continue our long-term partnership with Merton Council. Merton continues to be our flagship borough and this contract win is testament to the lasting partnership we have created together.
“Over the past four decades we have built up a detailed understanding of the area, the residents, the visitors and the local character of the borough and we look forward to an exciting future building on our past successes and driving new innovations and sustainable solutions to the benefit of everyone in Merton.”
FM Conway and Merton Council have worked in partnership for more than 40 years. This successful working relationship has been demonstrated through a number of transformation schemes within the borough, including the regeneration of Mitcham and Wimbledon town centres.
Merton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Housing and Transport, Councillor Martin Whelton, said: “FM Conway has been one of Merton’s key partners for the past 40 year and we have worked closely with them on a number of projects and on the maintenance of highways and footpaths along with ensuring they are at high standard. This contract is a significant investment in the council’s commitment to maintaining and improving the key infrastructure in the borough.”