£500 million TfL civil engineering deal to “encourage active travel” in London

Transport for London has signed a four-year civil engineering deal with Costain, Morgan Sindall and Skanska worth £500 million and with ambitions to encourage cycling and walking.

The partners are tasked with delivering “complex, large scale” schemes designed to boost road safety, as well as make journeys more efficient for all road users. In particular the funding will place emphasis on encouraging walking and cycling, say TfL.

Nick Fairholme, TfL’s Director of Projects and Programmes, said: “We are delighted to be working with Costain, Morgan Sindall and Skanska over the next four years on a range of high profile and complex civil engineering projects.

“Each contractor brings something unique to the table and all have experience in designing and building major schemes, which will ensure Londoners get these key projects delivered in the most effective and efficient way.”

The money will fund projects such as the Fiveways scheme proposed for Croydon, as well as the overhaul of the accident blackspot Vauxhall Gyratory.