Roads

There’s a fresh focus on innovation in the roads and highways sector, with the arrival of technologies and electric vehicles. We are helping clients maximise new opportunities while driving performance and value in programmes and projects.

Equipping road infrastructure for growth

Roads are the mainstay of our global transport networks, carrying more than 70 percent of all freight traffic. With populations growing and economies evolving, the number of vehicles on roads globally is estimated to far exceed 1 billion - and is expected to increase.

Accommodating this growth presents both a major capital cost and an opportunity. Central and local government and transportation authorities are looking to upgrade existing networks and develop new infrastructure. They are exploring advanced technological solutions, such as smart motorways, autonomous vehicles and demand management systems, to help ease traffic flow, improve the driver experience and make more efficient use of existing roads and associated transport infrastructure.

A policy push to promote a more sustainable world is increasingly focusing attention on carbon-intensive road construction and vehicles, with the roll-out of greener electric vehicles driving demand for new charging infrastructure.

Our expertise in roads

We partner with clients in the roads and highways sector to help realise the potential of projects and programmes, from complex motorways programmes to asset renewal. We understand the needs of this closely regulated environment and its funding regimes.

We apply our experience to help organisations shape their investment strategies, design the optimum organisational structure and run major capital programmes. Our knowledge of whole life costs lays the foundations for lifetime optimum performance.

We drive efficiencies and devise collaborative procurement models to help build client and supply chain capability and partner with highways agencies, local government and transport stakeholders to support on time, on budget maintenance, renewals and enhancement programmes.

Complex programme thinking

We set ourselves clear targets, and constantly strive to stay ahead of the industry bring brining innovative thinking.

Independence

We do not have ties to any design, construction or engineering team, so we approach every task with an independent mind-set.

Outcome focused

We know that with the right approach projects of any complexity can be kept under control. We focus on achieving the outcomes required, as well as tasks.

Projects

See how we have worked with clients globally to build and upgrade metropolitan road networks, high-speed highways, major interchanges, bridges and other essential road infrastructure to optimise efficiency and performance throughout their lifetime.

Roads services

Our expertise in the highways and roads sector extends from advisory services to inform the initial client strategy through to programme and project set-up and delivery. We help unlock and explore innovation opportunities and drive operational excellence in organisations that cover wide geographies and portfolios of projects, while also providing hands-on project support.

We bring our cost and project management experience to ensure robust control at every stage while driving value in capital, operational and maintenance expenditure.

Our understanding of programme and project management supports delivery, driving and assuring performance. Across programmes and projects, our services are dedicated to enabling value, performance and success.

Delivering signature schemes, like the A303, involves a strong commercial focus working in an integrated project team to ensure we deliver best value and support economic growth. Dr Dave Hull CIP Commercial and Procurement Programme Director at Highways England

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