GHD and Costain to provide professional transport advice to UK Government

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Professional services organisation GHD, in partnership with Costain, is to provide professional transport advice to the UK Government. 

It has been awarded four contracts under the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Specialist Technical and Commercial Advice for Rail and Other Transport Modes (STARThree) Framework. 

The framework, which commenced earlier this year, will see the partnership provide specialist consultancy advice to the UK Government as it delivers critical infrastructure across road, rail and aviation.

The contracts, worth £1.4m, sit across the UK's transport infrastructure. 

The projects include providing bespoke engineering and decarbonisation advice across DfT's portfolio, reviewing stations and asset management in the southeast, and supplying the Government with technical expertise to guide understanding of funding position for major investment. 

GHD is working to solve some of the UK’s most pressing transportation and mobility challenges, including decarbonisation, improving reliability and levelling-up. 

The work builds on the success of DfT’s previous STARTwo Framework and continues a longstanding and collaborative relationship between the DfT, Costain and GHD.

Delivery will be supported by a supply chain drawn from across the transport industry.

DfT targets 40% of total expenditure to be spent with small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to support local growth. 

Jonathan Edwards, GHD's market development leader EMEA, said: “The four contracts awarded are reflective of the strong partnership with Costain and our SME supply chain and provide opportunity to bring best-in-class solutions and help solve some of the most complex problems facing UK transport.”

David Taylor, interim managing director for transportation at Costain, added: “We have extensive expertise in delivering major projects and are perfectly placed to advise the Government on critical infrastructure solutions.”

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