Harrow Council in the UK has awarded a £110m contract to J B Riney & Co (Riney) for the delivery of highways maintenance in the north London borough.

Presently, the contract is held by Kier. Its contract was extended in 2017 for two years until March 2019.

J B Riney will take over once Kier completes its contract. It will be responsible for civil engineering works, street lighting, electrical works and surfacing on carriageways and footpaths.

Riney’s initial contract term with Harrow Council is five years. The contract includes an option to extend for up to a maximum of ten years in total.

“Riney has several existing deals in the south-eastern region, including Greenwich, Waltham Forest, and Tower Hamlets.”

The contract is considered to be significant for Riney, which is under the new ownership of Tarmac.

In May 2018, Tarmac acquired Riney to boost its presence in the London highways market.

Riney has several projects including at Greenwich, Waltham Forest, and Tower Hamlets.

The company became a part of the highways services division under Tarmac’s contracting business.

In July 2018, JB Riney secured a contract worth more than £70m from Bromley Council. This contract involves delivery of highway maintenance works for a period of eight years.

The contract also includes a one-year optional extension. The firm is responsible to provide footway and road resurfacing works, public realm improvements, traffic schemes, street lighting and highway drainage.

The contract also covers winter maintenance service  and some small works including pothole repairs and replacement of broken paving slabs.