Galliford Try wins £85m motorway contract


Leicestershire County Council appointed the firm to build the new North East Melton Mowbray Distributor Road.

Galliford Try logo.
Credit: Galliford Try.

Galliford will connect the road to branches of the A606 around the northeast edge of Melton Mowbray. 

This will: 

  • Create a new through route. 
  • Reduce congestion in the town centre. 

Midlands Highways Alliance (MHA) procured the project. 

The Department for Transport also part-funded it.

Major roads schemes

Galliford’s Highways division will also build the £140 million Carlisle Southern Link Road (CSLR). 

Construction will start in June 2023 and will see the road join junction 42 of the M6 with the A595 at Newby West. 

The firm will also deliver a £100 million A47 dual carriageway in Peterborough that will be completed in Winter 2024/25.


Galliford work extensively with National Highways and local authorities. 

It holds positions in:

  • Midlands Highways Alliance. 
  • Eastern Highways Alliance. 
  • YOR Civils Frameworks. 

The Regional Delivery Partnership in the South West and the Eastern regions will see Galliford deliver six schemes to improve road networks. 

These schemes are worth more than £435 million and will be delivered by 2024.

On the recent contract win, Bill Hocking, chief executive of Galliford Try, said: “We are delighted to be working once again with Leicestershire on another major roads scheme. 

“Our Sustainable Growth Strategy is built on collaborative working partnerships with central and local government and our frameworks, and this project is more evidence of the success of that approach.”

Galliford Try was approached for further comment. 

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