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Oxfordshire County Council appoint Atkins and Faithful+Gould as delivery partner on £600m capital transport portfolio

04 June 2021

AtkinsRéalis have been appointed by Oxfordshire County Council as its capital transport delivery partner, tasked with helping to deliver £600m of capital projects over the next four years, including Oxfordshire’s Growth Deal and Housing Infrastructure Fund programmes.

AtkinsRéalis were appointed after procurement through Lot 1 of our Professional Services Framework. This allowed the council to compliantly access a range of services under a single provider.

As the council’s delivery partner, AtkinsRéalis will provide an embedded commercial function with project controls specialists, alongside project and programme managers across the council’s transport portfolio.


Owen Jenkins, Director of Growth and Economy at Oxfordshire County Council, said: “These are exciting times for Oxfordshire as we take the next steps in delivering our large infrastructure programme. This new arrangement will support us in making sure we get the absolute best from the opportunities this new infrastructure presents for our residents and help make some real shifts towards more sustainable forms of transport.”


Mike Batheram, Local Transport Director at AtkinsRéalis, said: “Through this appointment, our teams will support the delivery of over £600m of investment, underpinning the sustainable growth of housing and employment in the County. The delivery partner role builds on the expert support, and industry leading advice, that we and our partners have provided to Oxfordshire over the last few years.”


Adam Rome, Regional Director and Local Transport Lead at AtkinsRéalis, said: “Our aim is to create an integrated, client- focused partnership that introduces skills and expertise from across AtkinsRéalis directly into the client’s organisation to help them deliver a world-class, communities-centric transport system that accelerates Oxfordshire’s economic growth.”


Jonathan Oram, National Framework Manager at Pagabo, said: “We’re delighted to have supported Oxfordshire County Council with the quick and compliant appointment of AtkinsRéalis. Procuring through Lot 1 of our Professional Services Framework enabled the council to work together with AtkinsRéalis to assemble the best team possible for delivering this project effectively. I’m certain that the team assembled has the capability to support in what is set to be an exciting infrastructure investment for Oxfordshire.”


Through this appointment, AtkinsRéalis will provide a Pre- and Post-Commercial and Project Controls team to Oxfordshire County Council’s major transport projects portfolio, helping the council deliver the projects within the funding it has secured.

AtkinsRéalis’ appointment builds upon the companies’ extensive transport portfolio, including professional services contracts supporting the delivery of major infrastructure programmes with neighbouring Gloucestershire County Council and Warwickshire County Council, as well as with Wiltshire Council and West Sussex County Council.


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