Barhale joins quartet on Midlands utilities framework


Civil engineer Barhale has been appointed by West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to its framework agreement for the supply of diversionary utilities works.

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Credit: Barhale

The infrastructure specialist secured a place on the West Midlands Metro Framework under Lot 2: Water (clean) and Waste Infrastructure.

Barhale is one of four suppliers appointed to Lot 2. The others are McCann, Doocey Group, and IES Utilities Group.

James Ingamells, regional director for Barhale, said the contract reflected the business’s track-record across the West Midlands.

The Group recently completed a mineshaft cap at Sandwell and the infilling of Wolverhampton’s Craddock Street Subway.

The agreement runs for four years with an option to extend a further four years.

“We are very pleased to secure our place on the WMCA framework,” said Ingamells. “We are very proud of our roots in the region and our 40-plus years heritage operating from our headquarters in Walsall.

“In that time, we have had the opportunity to work with many of the region’s statutory undertakers, key stakeholder groups, alliance project teams, suppliers, and sub-contractors.

“We enjoy an ongoing relationship with the major water companies, Severn Trent and South Staffs, and have been involved with previous phases of the Midlands Metro Alliance, the team responsible for delivering the region’s transformative new transit system.”

Ingamells added: “Most importantly, the award will give us the opportunity to extend our engagement with the community both in terms of employment through Barhale and our construction supplies to fabrication business BCS and also in terms of our community outreach and engagement work.”

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