Sweett Group secures major consultancy appointment with TfL

Posted: 10 December 2012 | | No comments yet

Sweett Group has secured a four-year project commission through the TfL Engineering and Project Management framework…


Sweett Group has secured a four-year project commission through the Transport for London (TfL) Engineering and Project Management framework. Under the terms of the appointment, Sweett Group will be the sole provider of cost management services on TfL’s London Overground Capacity Improvement Programme. The Group will also provide value-added services through its project management and sustainability consultancy teams.

The London Overground Capacity Improvement Programme is aimed at improving capacity across the East London Line (Highbury & Islington to New Cross, Crystal Palace and Clapham Junction) and North London Lines (Richmond to Stratford). The principal enhancements include platform extensions, station modifications and depot reconfigurations.

The appointment announced today extends Sweett Group’s long-term relationship with TfL. The Group has previously been involved in the East London Line Phase 1a and Phase 2 projects, the latter of which is due to come into operation in December 2012.

Eryl Evans, Director with responsibility for the Group’s UK transport work, said:

“Working with major transport operators such as TfL gives us the opportunity to help improve the efficiency of London Overground’s operations, ensuring that investments in infrastructure provide an improved travel experience and value for money for London residents.”

Derek Pitcher, Managing Director, Europe, said:

“We continue to make significant investments in developing our capability across the UK infrastructure sectors, which is now resulting in high-profile framework appointments across both the public and private sectors.”

In addition to its work with TfL, the Group has also helped deliver a number of rail projects across the UK, including the £5.5bn Thameslink Programme on behalf of Network Rail and Transport Scotland’s £2bn rail investment programme.

In the Middle East, the Group’s experience includes acting as cost managers on the construction of the Dubai Metro, which at 75 km long is the world’s longest fully automated urban rail system. The Group also has a long association with the Hong Kong Airport Authority, having provided cost management related services on a number of projects at the Kai Tak and Chep Lai Kok airports, including runway, hangar and terminal related commissions.

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