Costain has been awarded four contracts worth £1.4m under the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Specialist Technical and Commercial Advice for Rail and Other Transport Modes (STARThree) Framework.
The framework will see Costain and lead partner, GHD, provide professional consultancy guidance to the UK government as it delivers essential UK transport infrastructure across road, rail, and aviation.
Work includes providing bespoke engineering and decarbonisation advice across DfT’s portfolio, a review of stations and asset management in the southeast and assisting the Government in understanding the funding position for major investment by supplying technical expertise.
Costain and GHD are collaborating to address some of the UK's most critical transport and mobility issues, including as decarbonisation, increased reliability, and leveling-up.
The work builds upon the success of DfT’s previous STARTwo Framework and continues a longstanding and collaborative relationship between the DfT, Costain, and GHD.
Costain will work alongside Ramboll, SLC Property, Expedition Engineering, Northstar Consultancy, and the Rail Advisory Group.
Collaboration with SMEs is a key target for the DfT, which has set a goal of 40% SME spending as part of the framework.
David Taylor, interim managing director for transportation at Costain, commented: “We have extensive expertise in delivering major projects and are perfectly placed to advise the Government on critical infrastructure solutions.
These awards are testimony to Costain’s high quality, technical expertise in areas such as decarbonisation, and will facilitate important collaboration with SME partners. Together, and with our lead partner GHD, we will help solve the UK’s most-urgent strategic infrastructure challenges.”
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