Engineering SME wins West Yorkshire infrastructure project

Howard Civil Engineering has won a £2.8m contract to help deliver a major infrastructure scheme in Keighley.

The Leeds-based SME has been appointed as the main contractor by Bradford Council for what is thought to be the biggest project of its kind in the area for 30 years.

The Hand Ings Road improvement scheme will cost a total of £10.3m. It involves the creation of addional lanes on Hard Ings Road, part of the A650, and the Beechcliffe roundabout with the aim of reducing congestion.

The scheme has received investment through the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund as part of the £1bn Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Deal.

The overall project is to be started this month, with a completion date set for Spring 2020.

Pre-contracts manager, Lucie Jones, commented: “We are thrilled to have been awarded this exciting contract by Bradford Council. This is the largest roadworks scheme the town has seen in thirty years and has involved a great deal of planning on our behalf.

“The Hard Ings Road Improvement scheme will undoubtedly be one of the most complex projects we have undertaken as a business to date with regards to the various interests of the stakeholders involved, but we have a strong management team and a proven track record of successful community liaison which I am confident will ensure minimal disruption to local businesses and commuters.”

The scheme is set to last 58 weeks.

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