Firm business

Multi-million pound contract won for Welsh construction company

A leading civil engineering firm has secured a new two-year executive with one of the UK’s largest resource and waste management companies.

It reinforces a long-term relationship between Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK and FCC Environment that spans two decades.

The new multi-million pound contract makes Jones Bros the sole FCC contractor on the frame. Jones Bros has worked on FCC executives since 2011, with the working relationship dating back to the turn of the millennium.

Senior contracts manager at Jones Bros, Dafydd Elis, will be the overall manager of the framework that successfully delivered the last four, with Owain Evans (south), Sam Roberts (north) and Lee Daly (center) project managing their respective regions after have effectively implemented many schemes.

They will lead a dedicated and experienced team that has been key in Jones Bros. relationship with FCC, which will continue through at least the end of 2023, with an option for two more years.

Dafid said:

It’s another hit for Jones Bros. Our work with FCC originally started in the South West of England in 2011 before moving to other regions over the past 10 years.

This new framework enables us to become the sole FCC contractor to undertake all engineering projects across the UK which is fantastic as it shows that the work we have carried out is of a high and illustrious standard. a level of trust between the two companies.

Around 60 projects are scheduled for delivery in 2022, with up to 10 assignments underway at any given time.

At peak times during the summer there could be around 150 people including Jones Bros apprentices and interns which is wonderful.

Activity on the new framework is already underway with overlay projects underway at Buckden in Cambridgeshire and Bletchley in Milton Keynes, as well as cell construction at Didcot in Oxfordshire and Thurcroft in Rotherham.

Several of the projects for 2022 relate to High Speed ​​2 (HS2), a high-speed rail line under construction between London and Wigan.

Dafydd added:

It’s a really interesting development to work on. The new HS2 line runs through one of FCC’s main sites – Calvert in Buckinghamshire – and we have undertaken several projects to move infrastructure on site and develop off site to accommodate the land trains diverted from Calvert due to HS2.

FCC Environment Director of Operations Chris Ellis said:

We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Jones Bros; they are a valuable partner for our company.

As one of the UK’s leading waste management companies, collecting waste from 1.3 million people, recycling 1.8 million tonnes and generating 117MW of green energy from waste that does not cannot be recycled, we need to work with companies that understand our world and the pressures we face. Face.

We are confident in this relationship and look forward to many more productive years.

Founded in the 1950s, Jones Bros has one of the largest factory parks in the UK and employs around 500 people.

The company is currently working on contracts in a variety of sectors including highways, flood defense and marine, waste management and renewable energy across the UK.

The company operates an award-winning apprenticeship program, which has produced nearly 50% of its current workforce, with many of its senior managers having started out as apprentices or in a trainee role. It has recruited over 100 apprentices over the past three years.

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