Murphy awarded £20m programme of work for Network Rail
Posted: 2 November 2012 | | No comments yet
J. Murphy & Sons Limited has been awarded a series of rail infrastructure programme work by Network Rail with a total value of £20m…
J. Murphy & Sons Limited has been awarded a series of rail infrastructure programme work by Network Rail with a total value of £20 million.
The first contract focuses on civils and earthworks activity over a two year period. Part of Network Rail’s National Earthworks Risk Reduction Programme it looks to identify cuttings posing high level risk to the operational infrastructure. The geographical spread of the sites covers London to the Scottish border, with a large concentration of sites being on the Cumbrian coastline.
Utilising the long-standing experience of Murphy and proven track-record in the successful delivery of earthworks and drainage projects, Murphy is delivering the Construction Phase of all of these sites via a Design and Build Contracting Strategy having previously participated in an Early Contractor Involvement basis to provide site appraisal reports.
Murphy has a core team in place to deliver the works and, at present, a programme of 34 schemes split into two distinct regions – LNW North and LNW South. All works will be managed and delivered by the Golborne office.
In addition Murphy continues its involvement to electrify strategic rail routes in the North West collectively known as the Lancashire Triangle. Following on from the successful delivery of eight bridge reconstructions during Phases 1 and 2, Murphy has been awarded a further six bridge re-constructions as part of the Phase 3 works to electrify the line between Blackpool North and Preston.
The Preston to Blackpool phase of the structure clearance works project, worth £5 million, focuses on bridges of various types located in Preston, Kirkham and Poulton-Le-Fylde.