Civil engineering and infrastructure services company Marlborough Highways has been awarded an eight-year contract for four separate Lots which include road surfacing, street lighting, road marking and civil engineering for the London Borough of Hackney.
The contract between Hackney and Marlborough Highways is planned to start in July 2020, will run for four years with the option to extend for a further four years and is valued at around £100 million. The Contract will cover improvements of footways, carriageways, street lighting and other associated highways maintenance works to enable the council to deliver its Sustainable Procurement Strategy for the benefit of residents and businesses.
Marlborough has worked with Hackney since 2011 on a Highway Term Contract for road markings and has also been involved in numerous other projects such as traffic management and gully cleansing.
Matthew Revell, Managing Director at Marlborough Highways commented “We are delighted to have won this Contract with the London Borough of Hackney which is a testament to our experience and our people. We are committed to Hackney’s Sustainable Procurement Strategy and will work very closely the community providing local employment, training, apprenticeships as well as helping them achieve their environmental objectives.”
Marlborough’s in-house capability, resources and processes will help deliver a full-service offering, whilst being flexible and responsive to meet the needs of Hackney. A key part of the Contract is Hackney’s environmental targets which include introducing new LED street lighting, cycle routes, walking enhancement projects, implementing sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), bus projects and tree planting. Working as ‘one team’, Hackney can rely on Marlborough for their expertise and the experience of different people within the organisation who can work collaboratively and honestly together.
Cllr Jon Burke, Hackney Council Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm, said: “We’re looking forward to partnering with Marlborough Highways, who will help us tackle the Climate Emergency, reach net zero emission by 2040 and meet ambitions to make our transport network even more sustainable. This will be achieved through new LED lighting upgrades across the borough to reduce energy consumption, improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, sustainable urban drainage and the largest urban street tree planting scheme in the country.”
Marlborough has an existing site in Hare Row, London which currently serves the Highway Term Contract for Hackney. Marlborough has plans to develop the site, to better serve Hackney given the four lots which have been awarded to them. The site will also be able to service other Contracts in London as the company continues to grow in line with company’s objectives.