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  • Project: Norton Bridge Rail Improvements - Staffordshire Alliance

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    Civil engineering works on Network Rail’s £250million Stafford Area Improvements Programme. The project provides improved capacity and performance on the Stafford section of the West Coast main line through the delivery of three key projects – line speed improvements between Crewe and Norton Bridge, resignalling Stafford Station and the surrounding area; the construction of six miles of new railway including a new flyover, road/river/footpath diversions, 10 new bridges and one bridge enhancement, the diversion of two high pressure gas pipelines by National Grid and major environmental mitigation works.
    The works themselves are being delivered by the Staffordshire Alliance – a partnership of Atkins, Laing O’Rourke, Network Rail and VolkerRail, working as part of the rail industry’s first ‘pure alliance’ - a new collaborative contract that will help to transform the delivery of rail infrastructure projects in the UK. D Morgan, were invited to join the Alliance as the lead earthworks partner.

    Although the other companies in the Alliance are much larger than D Morgan, given their expertise in earthworks, were appointed the lead on all aspects of the project that involve this activity, including the current construction of the new works compound and haul roads, road junctions, with their employees co-located within the Alliance team.

    The new employer/contractor relationship moves away from the more traditional ‘hub and spoke’ style of contracting towards a completely integrated ‘one team’ structure based around one unified agreement. This naturally leads to a different team dynamic, with an environment that encourages innovation, uses best practice throughout and enables a completely joined-up solution. It draws upon all the Alliance members’ skills and experience.