Amey signs £35m Hampshire maintenance extension

Amey has signed a one-year contract extension with Hampshire County Council to carry out its highways maintenance.

Amey’s seven year contract to maintain Hampshire’s 5,000 miles of roads and footways began in 2008.  The one-year extension will take it up to 2016.

Amey’s key achievements in Hampshire include:

·         £2 million reduction in the County Council’s highway maintenance budget whilst maintaining expected service levels;
·         Maintaining the County Council’s customer satisfaction levels for highway maintenance as the top performing County Council in the South-East, and ranked fifth overall nationally;
·         Co-location of Amey and County Council staff at depots, delivering greater integration, enhancing communications and enabling a joint approach to service delivery.

The County Council’s Leader, Cllr Ken Thornber, said: “Our partnership with Amey has developed positively and we are confident that, in continuing to work with them, we can continue to provide a high level of service in highways maintenance for our residents.

“This will include our ongoing commitment and investment in Operation Resilience to improve the condition and strengthen Hampshire’s highway infrastructure which is essential to ensure the economic growth in the county.”

Mel Ewell, Chief Executive of Amey, said: “We are extremely proud of our achievements to date on the Hampshire contract and are pleased that these have been recognised with this contract extension.

“We look forward to continuing to partner with Hampshire County Council to provide an excellent service for Hampshire’s local communities.”

Under the extended contract, which is worth £35 million per year, Amey retains its responsibility for all aspects of road and footway maintenance in Hampshire.

There is also potential for Amey to secure two further one-year extensions taking the contract to 2018.

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