A leading civil engineering company has secured a new two-year framework with one of the UK’s largest resource and waste management companies.
The new multi-million pound contract sees Jones Bros become FCC’s sole contractor on the framework. Jones Bros has been on FCC frameworks since 2011, with the working relationship extending back to around the turn of the millennium.
Senior contracts manager at Jones Bros, Dafydd Elis, will be the overall framework manager having delivered the past four successfully, with Owain Evans (south), Sam Roberts (north) and Lee Daly (central) project managing their respective regions after effectively implementing numerous schemes.
They will head up a dedicated and experienced team who have been key to Jones Bros’ relationship with FCC, which will continue until at least the end of 2023, with an option for a further two years.
Dafydd said: “It’s another success for Jones Bros. Originally our work with FCC started in the south west of England in 2011 before moving to other regions over the last 10 years.
“This new framework sees us become FCC’s solitary contractor to undertake all engineering projects throughout the UK, which is fantastic because it shows that the work we have been doing is to a high standard and illustrates a level of trust between the two companies.
“Approximately 60 projects are earmarked for delivery during 2022 with up to 10 assignments taking place at any one time.
“At peak times during the summer there could be around 150 people including Jones Bros apprentices and trainees, which is wonderful.”
Activity on the new framework is already underway with capping projects taking place at Buckden in Cambridgeshire and Bletchley in Milton Keynes, as well as cell construction at Didcot in Oxfordshire and Thurcroft in Rotherham.
Several of the projects for 2022 are linked with High Speed 2 (HS2), a high-speed railway line that is under construction between London and Wigan.
Dafydd added: “It’s a really interesting development to be working on. The new HS2 line runs through one of FCC’s main sites – Calvert in Buckinghamshire – and we have undertaken several projects to move infrastructure on site and develop off site to accommodate the soil trains being diverted from Calvert due to HS2.”
FCC Environment operations director Chris Ellis said: “We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Jones Bros; they are a valued partner to our business.
“As one of the leading waste management businesses in the UK, collecting waste from 1.3 million people, recycling 1.8 million tonnes and generating 117MW of green energy from waste that cannot be recycled, we need to work with businesses that understand our world and the pressures we face.
“We are confident in this relationship and look forward to many more productive years.”
Established in the 1950s, Jones Bros owns one of the largest plant fleets in the UK and employs approximately 500 people.
The company is currently working on contracts in various sectors including highways, flood and marine defence, waste management and renewable energy around the UK.
The company runs an award-winning apprenticeship scheme, which has produced nearly 50 per cent of its current workforce, with many of its senior managers having started out as apprentices or in a trainee role. It has recruited more than 100 apprentices during the past three years.