Highways appointed to urban travel schemes

Topic Highways, Contracts

Date 04 May 2023

Galliford Try’s Highways business has been appointed to new active travel corridor projects for Sheffield City Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council, as part of the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF), totalling a value of £30m.

In Sheffield, an active travel scheme will transform the city centre and the area known as the Nether Edge Wedge, while a total of three schemes will be constructed in Stoke-on-Trent which are intended to improve connectivity across the city and develop a properly connected sustainable transport network.

The schemes aim to deliver multi-modal transport facilities for the cities, including improvements in walking and cycling with new cycling provisions, reduction of traffic flow and congestion, with carbon and environmental benefits, to deliver greener infrastructure.

The projects are a reflection of Galliford Try’s commitment to delivering schemes that deliver a lasting improvement for communities, reduce clients’ carbon footprint and improve the way customers experience their local town and cities.

David Lowery, Managing Director of Galliford Try Highways, said: “We are delighted to be able to strengthen our portfolio with the Stoke and Sheffield TCF projects. Schemes such as this are aligned perfectly to our expertise and ability to deliver sustainable and greener infrastructure which utilises our innovative capability. Multi-modal travel and integrated transport solutions are exactly what cities need and we are pleased to be a part of delivering this for our customers.”

Liz Bell, Local Authority Director for Galliford Try, commented: “We are incredibly proud to have been appointed to these transformative projects by our customers, Sheffield and Stoke councils. Supporting the TCF- funded projects is in alignment with our business focus and ambition, where we actively want to deliver infrastructure which improves the lives of those it impacts while minimising carbon impact. Our teams are looking forward to successfully delivering these important schemes.”