BakerHicks gearing up for success on Network Rail Frameworks
Following appointment to three Network Rail design frameworks, BakerHicks are off to a strong start with a number of projects already up and running, plus a newly appointed account management team in place to best serve each framework.
Appointed to the maximum number of lots, BakerHicks won a place on Network Rail’s nationwide Design Service Framework earlier this year. Covering design, technical and engineering consultancy services worth up to £650m for all categories of railway assets across Network Rail’s estate, the framework runs from 2019 through to 2024 (Control Period 6). BakerHicks will be providing track services in the South West, electrification and plant in the North East, and geotechnical engineering in the North West and Scotland. The company was also awarded a place on two of the route frameworks last year, both of which are already delivering high profile projects.
This includes the Wales Route’s Design and Monitoring Framework, covering detailed design and monitoring services. BakerHicks are one of four companies on each of the Buildings and Civil lots, providing future repair and remediation works to the route’s infrastructure. Getting off to a great start, BakerHicks have won and commenced work on a total of five projects so far.
They were also appointed to the London North Western (LNW) Route’s Design Framework for Buildings and Mechanical & Electrical services. Through this they are already working on a high profile scheme in the Midlands.
To provide Network Rail with a dedicated team to best serve each of these frameworks, BakerHicks have recently brought on-board three new Account Managers: Mat Morris, Tom Ashcroft and Tim Moss. Each will each look after a region, with Mat looking after Wales, Tom the North West and Scotland, and Tim the North East, mirroring Network Rail’s geographical set-up to ensure the client receives the best possible service.
James Howles, Director for Rail at BakerHicks, says:
“Winning a place on all three of these frameworks represents a huge opportunity for us to build on our success in the industry. We have a strong heritage in rail design, having worked on some of the largest schemes in Europe, and with our national network of offices, plus a dedicated team in place, we can offer Network Rail local delivery on a national scale. All three of our new recruits have an excellent track record in delivering high profile projects and I look forward to working with them to support Network Rail.”