Keltbray, the leading UK specialist engineering and construction business, today announces it has secured a £14.1m package of works to deliver 14 bridge structures on the A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross Scheme for the Costain / Jacobs partnership on behalf of Highways England.

The scheme encompasses the construction of a new 8.7-mile dual carriageway alongside the existing A30 between Chiverton Cross and Carland Cross, including the delivery of 14 bridges on the scheme in a variety of structural forms. Keltbray will support the partnership in developing and delivering engineering-led structural bridge solutions, maximising the use of modularisation and modern methods of construction to identify and construct standard bridge elements to assure greater buildability and quality within the overall schedule.

The scheme has a very short lead-time to commencement, with main construction works starting in early March, and expected to run until mid-2023.

The Keltbray team has long-standing relationships with the supply chain, and its approach combines the capabilities of these partners in keys areas like pre-fabrication and offsite manufacture, with the specialist in-house delivery capabilities of Keltbray, to bring ‘real world’ innovations to the construction process to drive greater outcome certainty.

Additionally, Keltbray will ensure its overall methodology for delivering the structures aligns and co-ordinates with the other work package elements – design, earthworks, road construction, drainage, parapets, and utility services – to deliver a seamless highways solution, while minimising disruption to road users during the construction phase.

Tim Bowen, Managing Director – Strategic Development at Keltbray and Programme Leader for the A30 contract, said: “Keltbray’s highly collaborative approach to design and delivery will be instrumental in upgrading one of the UK’s most congested road networks. The application of digital engineering, modular construction and modern self-delivery methods will bring greater control to this complex scheme, while also supporting economic growth and providing significant social benefits for the local area.”

Darren James, Chief Executive Officer at Keltbray, said: “We are delighted to have secured our first major contract delivering the structures on this strategically important Highways England Scheme, as a trusted delivery partner to Costain/ Jacobs.  This project marks an important milestone in the delivery of our strategy to redefine the way sustainable development is delivered, where we foresee strong demand for Keltbray’s integrated capabilities in adjacent infrastructure sectors like highways.”




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About Keltbray

Keltbray is a leading UK specialist engineering and construction services business, offering a unique self-delivery capability spanning key phases of the construction value chain – civil engineering, geotechnical, asbestos management, demolition, piling and reinforced concrete structures, decommissioning, remediation, rail, power distribution and transmission, and environmental services.

The company was founded in 1976 and is privately-owned, directly employs over 1,700 people, and is a key delivery partner to blue-chip public and private sector customers, contributing to the development and maintenance of Britain’s rapidly changing economic infrastructure and built environment.

Keltbray provides certainty of delivery to meet the needs of diverse and complex projects. Its professionally trained employees take pride in delivering safely and sustainably, on time, to budget, and with care for the environment and our communities. Keltbray has successfully completed a range of high profile construction projects on schemes including The Shard, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium, St Pancras International, Crossrail, Earls Court, Battersea Power Station, Ferrybridge Power Station decommissioning and HS2.