WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to help regenerate Liverpool

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed by Merseytravel on a four-year transport and infrastructure framework, for engineering consultancy and infrastructure services in Liverpool and the surrounding area.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff was selected on eight out of the fourteen lots, reflecting their wealth of experience across transport and infrastructure sectors, including: rail, tunnels, bridges, buildings and highways. The appointed firms will compete for work under each lot on a mini-competition basis. The £250 million framework, which will run from 2015 to 2019, primarily concerns Merseytravel’s assets and will also be available to six other regional authorities and associate members of the Liverpool city region.

The Merseytravel Consultancy Services Multi-Party Framework Agreement will help to boost economic regeneration in the Liverpool city region, in line with the proposed Northern Powerhouse Directive. The company will provide its expertise in civil & structural engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering, transportation, safety quality and environment, highways infrastructure, project and programme management, building surveyor and business case development.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has previously worked with Merseytravel, having been commissioned to assess, design and manage the replacement of the fire main pipework in the Kingsway Tunnel, a major transport gateway for the Liverpool City Region through which a staggering 16 million vehicles pass each year. The refurbishment was given ‘Exemplar’ status by Merseytravel for delivering the project to planned programme, below budget, and setting the high standards for all future projects.

Richard McWilliam, Framework Manager from WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, said:

“This framework plays a crucial part in the regeneration of Liverpool and the wider Mersey area. Our experience in delivering high quality engineering consultancy and infrastructure services to Merseytravel over the past 10 years has meant that we are well placed to deliver their key initiatives.”