Costain to oversee major infrastructure in Bradford


Costain has been reappointed by a local authority to support the delivery of capital schemes worth £250 million.   

Credit: Costain.

As Bradford Council’s Strategic Delivery Partner, it will provide project, programme and commercial management services to the council’s capital investment programme over two years. 

There is potential for two additional one-year phases to be added to the original commission. 

Costain worked with the council to secure funding from the Transforming Cities Fund and the West Yorkshire Transport Fund for new infrastructure programmes.   

Services will span the project lifecycle and include business case help, transport planning, engineering design and design assurance, contract and commercial management, quantity surveying and social value consulting. 

Costain’s remit will also include embedding a sustainable skills legacy within the council’s workforce, reducing its reliance on outsourcing. 

It has worked with Bradford Council for six years. 

Flagship projects   

  • Transformation of Bradford Interchange – better connections to the city centre, integration between bus and rail routes, new infrastructure to support active travel. 
  • New Park & Ride facilities to ease congestion in the city centre. 
  • Major improvements to the A6177 outer ring road. 

“This is an exciting time as the Bradford district prepares to take on the mantle of UK City of Culture in 2025,” said Andy Clarke, Costain’s integrated transport director. “We look forward to working closely with the council’s contractor to assure the sustainable and efficient construction of vital new infrastructure.” 

Richard Gelder, highways services manager at Bradford Council, added: “The range of skills, support, advice and innovation Costain has brought to delivery of our capital projects continues to ensure the council have a resilience and resource beyond its own organisation which can challenge and innovate delivery of other contractors.”  

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