Kier bags £200m TfL tunnel maintenance contract

maintenance and management contract
An aerial view of the Green Man tunnel.

Kier Highways has landed a £200m maintenance and management contract for Transport for London’s (TfL) road tunnels and pumping stations

The new maintenance and management contract will commence in April 2021 and run for eight years, with the option to extend by a further four years.

The contract includes the maintenance of TfL’s road tunnels and highway pump stations, including mechanical, electrical and control activities associated with each tunnel, renewals, safety inspections, intelligent transport systems (ITS) and cleaning.

The maintenance and management contract will play an important role in helping TfL tackle some of the biggest challenges its transport network faces, including reducing road danger and congestion.

As part of this contract, Kier will be responsible for maintaining and managing 10 tunnels and 106 pump stations.

The tunnels maintained under the new contract include:

  • A102 Blackwall Northbound
  • A102 Blackwall Southbound
  • A101 Rotherhithe
  • A12 Green Man
  • A12 George Green
  • A12 Eastway
  • A3211 Upper Thames Street
  • A2 Eltham Tunnel
  • A406 Fore Street, and
  • A40 Hangar Lane.

The new contract will also see the management of all of TfL’s tunnels, including its tunnel river crossings, brought into the same team, with maintenance for all tunnels being delivered by Kier.

‘Keeping London moving’

Group managing director at Kier Highways, Joe Incutti, said: “As TfL moves into a number of new contracts for the maintenance and management of the strategic road network in our capital city, we look forward to continuing our established working relationship with TfL through the delivery of this prestigious new tunnels contract.

“Alongside our supply chain partners, we will continue to leverage our collective tunnel expertise in the capital to work collaboratively with TfL towards its goal of keeping London moving.”

Carl Eddleston, TfL’s head of asset operations, added: “Our network of red routes are the arteries of London’s road network and play a vital role in helping people get around the capital safely, whether they are walking, cycling, getting the bus or driving.

“This new contract with Kier will help us to ensure that these important tunnels on our road network are safe and well maintained for years to come.”


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