Morgan Sindall has been awarded a contract by Transport for London (TfL) for the Old Street Roundabout project.
At a cost of £15 million, the project will upgrade facilities, making accessibility better for public transport, cyclists and pedestrians.
Part of TfL’s Civils Projects Framework, the project will result in more bus lanes, segregated cycle lanes and further space for pedestrians, while Morgan Sindall will also remove the roundabout island so that a new peninsula-style junction can be formed.
This will re-introduce two-way traffic movement and the existing roundabout will be converted into an open and accessible public space.
It is further work for the British-based construction services business on TfL’s Civils Projects Framework, to which the company was appointed at the start of this year.
The Old Street Roundabout project is commissioned under this framework, which is part of TfL’s £4 billion Roads Modernisation Programme which will bring about a number of enhancements and refurbishments on Greater London’s road network, improving tunnels, bridges and other structures.
Paul Gott is the Managing Director of Highways at Morgan Sindall. He is understandably delighted at the award of this prestigious contract.
“We are delighted to be awarded the first project under TfL’s Civils Projects Framework. This scheme calls upon a wide variety of expertise, interfacing with the TfL strategic road network and London Underground’s Old Street Station entrance.
“We are looking forward to starting work on this transformational scheme, and our strong track record of similar projects means we are well placed to deliver it.”
The design phase of the contract started in November 2017 and work on site is scheduled to start next autumn.
TfL’s Managing Director of Surface Transport, Leon Daniels, explained the benefits of the project.
“The radical redesign of Old Street roundabout will help achieve our shared objectives of improved air quality, reduced car dependency and more active travel. This project will ensure the people who work in or visit the area benefit from a truly inspiring new public space.”