National Highways selects world class team to deliver A303 Stonehenge upgrade


25 May 2022

We are pleased to announce that the MORE joint venture is our preferred bidder for the £1.25 billion contract for the tunnel and main construction work for the A303 Stonehenge scheme.

National Highways selects world class team to deliver A303 Stonehenge upgrade

The joint venture comprises internationally renowned companies FCC Construcción, WeBuild and BeMo Tunnelling. 

They will be making best use of UK skills by using a range of local, regional and national suppliers and contractors to help them deliver the scheme, and will be supported with a design partnership made up of Atkins, Jacobs and the Spanish company, Sener.

This announcement follows a 2 ½ year comprehensive procurement process with shortlisted tenderers developing their design solutions for the project.

The contract will only become live once the Secretary of State for Transport has concluded the current process of relooking at the planning application for scheme, following the quashing of the decision to grant the Development Consent Order last year.

Announcing our preferred bidder in no way pre-empts any decision. Once the planning process is finalised, and if the scheme is given the go-ahead, having a contractor in place will ensure programme timescales are maintained and will put us in the strongest possible position to deliver the scheme and the benefits we know it can.

The contracts for archaeology and preliminary work were awarded in 2020 with Wessex Archaeology and Octavius Infrastructure (formerly Osborne) announced as the successful bidders.

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