Civil engineering firm Jones Bros Civil Engineering has secured a new two-year, multi-million pound framework with one of the UK’s largest resource and waste management companies.
The latest agreement strengthens the relationship between the Ruthin-based company and FCC Environment that spans more than two decades.
The contract sees Jones Bros become the sole FCC contractor on the frame. Senior contracts manager at Jones Bros, Dafydd Elis, will be the overall manager of the framework
He said, “This is another success 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 standard and illustrates a level of trust between the two companies”
“Around 60 projects are scheduled for delivery in 2022 with up to 10 missions taking place at any one 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 capping 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.
Mr. Elis said; “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.
Chris Ellis, COO of FCC Environment, said, “We are delighted to have entered into an agreement with Jones Bros; they are a valuable partner for our business.
“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 which cannot be recycled, we need to work with companies that understand our world and the pressures we 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. It also runs an apprenticeship program, which has produced almost 50% of its current workforce, with many of its senior staff having started out as apprentices or in a trainee role. It has recruited over 100 apprentices over the past three years.