Svella Connect has been awarded a four-year contract by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to undertake a range of diversionary utilities works and help the authority improve public transport across the region.
Building on a 10-year working relationship with WMCA, the four-year framework extension will see expert Svella Connect teams continue to deliver a range of works to facilitate Metro extensions and other major highway schemes.
With a commitment to continuous improvement, Svella Connect will invest in new equipment, machinery and technology to further enhance the safety, quality and efficiency of the works.
The programme involves diverting utilities and cabling to ensure extensions to the Metro, rail and highway networks in areas including Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Dudley can take place safely and efficiency.
WMCA has a focus on transport infrastructure and is striving to encourage residents and people visiting the region to use public transport for their journeys.
It has a goal to create a world-class transport system and is investing £5 billion across nearly 200 transport projects between now and 2026, including £1.3 billion of new tram extensions as part of the Midland Metro Alliance.
Graeme Undy, Svella Connect Managing Director, said: “We are very pleased to have been awarded this significant contract extension and to be continuing our established relationship with WMCA.
“Our site supervision team has immense experience of this project, having been established as a proven key contractor in the successful delivery of phase 1 of the programme of upgrades to the existing tram network.
“Building on that platform, we will be investing in new equipment, training and technology to further develop our service offering to WMCA.”