More than 150 new employees have joined Amey’s Secure Infrastructure business today (2 November) on a five-year contract awarded by Highways England.
The contract provides facilities and asset management across the government department’s extensive and growing operational estate.
Under the £40 million contract Amey will carry out maintenance, cleaning, plus project and asset management across 41 Highways England sites.
Amey’s team will be responsible for maintaining sites that guarantee the safe running of the main roads network across England, such as regional operational centres, traffic officer outstations and highway maintenance depots. These require regular maintenance to make sure the public service is kept running 24/7.
The contract will create 12 new roles and, in line with Amey’s social value commitment, will be delivered in partnership with a supply chain made up of local SMEs while using sustainable and environmentally friendly cleaning solutions.
Amey is also introducing digital solutions to help Highways England to optimise its assets. The ‘Concept’ CAFM solution provided by FSI will give Amey and Highways England real-time access to the latest data – enabling continuous improvement in services, faster responses and better decision-making.
A tailored SMS text and online platform will allow Highways England personnel and building users to quickly contact Amey’s customer service centre to report potential issues or repairs on-site.
Andy Voase, director of FM at Amey Secure Infrastructure, said: “Every day, Highways England, their people and supply chain play a critical role in ensuring the road network across England is kept safe and operational for the millions of people and businesses who rely on it. So, a well-maintained estate is vital to their work and employee safety and wellbeing.
“We look forward to building a strong partnership which will see our dedicated team delivering operational excellence, evidenced through: live management information linked to asset history, improved sustainability and social value, our commitment to investing in our people, and looking at ways to work more efficiently and safely.”
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