Mouchel has secured a £4.5m contract extension to provide highways and transportation professional engineering services for Lincolnshire County Council.
This is the fifth time Mouchel’s contract has been extended since it was first appointed in April 2010. The latest extension takes the contract to March 2020.
The firm will continue to provide highways and transportation services, as well as transport planning, environment, drainage, geotechnical and other services.
Mouchel said its collaboration with Lincolnshire has secured over £70m in external funding since start of the contract and that its close working relationship with delivery partners Kier and Dynniq enabled the council to be one of the first two authorities in England to achieve top Band 3 status under the Department for Transport’s (DfT) self-assessment process.
This makes the council eligible to receive its full share of the Highways Maintenance Incentive Fund.
Charles Ferrar, regional director at Mouchel, said: ‘This award underlines our ability to form effective long term collaborative relationships with local authorities. Over the past seven years we have succeeded in delivering year on year continuous improvement and our whole team have consistently tried to focus on the needs of Lincolnshire.
‘It is really pleasing that these efforts have borne results. This is an achievement the Mouchel team can be proud of and we look forward to continue working with the Lincolnshire County Council and the delivery partners.’
Mouchel said its other achievements in Lincolnshire include managing a street lighting transformation programme that has saved the council more than £1m on its electricity bill. Its collaboration with the council also included work on the £22m Lincoln East-West Link Road, which opened in November 2016.
The firm was acquired last year by global professional services consultancy WSP and will be changing its name to WSP next month.