Highways England’s Smart Motorways AllianceAugust 2018
Highways England has announced plans to procure Smart Motorways through a ten year alliance arrangement, as part of a new business model expected to deliver £400m-£600m a year of work.
The proposed model, of the type operated in the water and rail industries, is a radical new plan for highways. Given the shared risk and reward and the limited access to dispute resolution procedures, it requires a very different mind-set to traditional procurement methods giving rise to different risks.
Beale & Company has significant experience advising on alliancing agreements in the water and rail industry and we await confirmation of Highways England’s approach to alliancing in the Autumn with interest.Download PDF