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FM Conway secure East Sussex highways contract

Major highways contract win for FM Conway
FM Conway secure £166 million contract to maintain and improve Brighton and Hove’s highways infrastructure network

Company wins four-year contract to deliver resurfacing works and improvements for Brighton & Hove City Council

INFRASTRUCTURE services firm FM Conway have been awarded a £166 million contract with Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC) to deliver two out of three Lots of a major highways services framework.

The highways contract will run until 2026, with the option for a further four years extension in two-year increments. The framework delivery will be split into three separate operational Lots with FM Conway securing both Lot 1 and Lot 3.


Lot 1, valued at £160 million, will see FM Conway operate alongside fellow suppliers – Edburton Contractors and RJ Dance – to provide civil works, carriageway resurfacing, and improvements across projects of varying size and nature, including environmental enhancement works. Lot 3, which is valued at £6 million, has been awarded solely to FM Conway to deliver road lining and studs works across Brighton and Hove.

The contract’s scope of works will allow FM Conway to provide their extensive knowledge to deliver improvement projects and asset renewals across Brighton and Hove’s highways infrastructure network, including roads and footways totalling 60km and 975km, respectively, as well as a variety of unique coastal structures along the City Council’s 14km coastline.

Selected in part for their drive to deliver materials innovation and low carbon solutions, FM Conway’s own carbon ambitions closely align with BHCC’s commitment to be ‘carbon net zero’ by 2030, which will be a key focus of the new partnership.

FM Conway have experience delivering surfacing and drainage works in the West and East Sussex areas via their Newhaven asphalt plant. The new highways contract win with BHCC will now further expand the business’ maintenance service offering throughout the South of England.

Mark Tooley, civil engineering director at FM Conway, said: ‘We are excited to work closely with Brighton & Hove to build a strong partnership that will enable the city to thrive for many years to come. Our commitment to delivering new technologies and low-carbon solutions, across every level of our operations, will ensure that Brighton and Hove remains a green and sustainable city for the future.’

Andrew Westwood, head of traffic management at Brighton & Hove City Council, added: ‘We’re delighted to have been able to award this contract to FM Conway to deliver key highways services and improvements across Brighton and Hove. FM Conway’s values and commitment to low-carbon solutions, sustainability, innovation, and social value are very much in line with our own, especially as we work towards our goal of carbon neutrality by 2030.’


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