Transport for London (TfL) in the UK has awarded a framework contract to a joint venture (JV) equally owned by Tarmac and Kier.

Under the contract, the JV is responsible for the delivery and support of the construction, renewal, and enhancement of highway infrastructure across the capital, including the provision of new schemes to boost walking and cycling infrastructure.

Kier Highways group managing director Joe Incutti said: “We have a wealth of experience in the delivery of new road infrastructure projects, as well as the maintenance of existing assets both inside the capital and across the UK.

“We are pleased that we have been appointed to this framework and look forward to extending our relationship as a trusted delivery partner to our client, Transport for London. Working collaboratively with Tarmac, we will continue to support the delivery of improvements to the Transport for London road network.”

Beginning this April and continuing until March 2027, the Surface Transport Infrastructure Construction Framework will be executed by TfL, London Boroughs, and other authorities, and developed for Tfl Road Network.

The Tarmac Kier JV has been selected by TfL as one of three ‘core contractors’ to share a third of the framework’s Level 0 and 1 works, consisting of construction schemes and design development.

Projects under the framework include the construction and renewal of highway infrastructure, bridges, road tunnels, and river assets.

The projects will also focus on making London’s road network healthier and more sustainable, including the expansion of London’s growing cycleways network.

Under the framework, core contractors will take up projects costing up to £25m while the higher complexity projects that typically cost more than £25m will be subject to mini-competitions open to the core contractors and two other framework contractors.

Tarmac Contracting business managing director Paul Fleetham said: “Our long-term commitments to quality, innovation, and sustainability will ensure we provide a first-class service for everyone that uses London’s highways infrastructure, and we’re extremely proud to have been awarded this prestigious contract through to 2027.

“Following our appointment on the Highways Maintenance and Project Framework last autumn, this latest award marks the second major contract secured with TfL by our JV with Kier in the past few months and is a testament to our collective expertise, resources, and collaborative approach to infrastructure delivery.”