Carillion, which took over Newcastle’s Warm Front business Eaga in 2011, has secured a major role in a £260m infrastructure project.
The firm will be working in a joint venture with Lafarge Tarmac and a number of other contractors to deliver the Medium Schemes Framework 2 for the Midlands Highway Alliance, a collaborative arrangement between 20 local authorities that gives members quick, standardised access to professional services for their civil engineering and highway schemes.
The three-year framework, which may be extended by a further year to June 2018, will include the delivery of a range of projects, such as the reconfiguration of highway layouts, the construction of road and bridgeworks, resurfacing and associated enabling works.
Carillion chief executive, Richard Howson, said: “Our appointment to this framework continues our strong work winning performance in 2014 and supports our view that the outlook in our selected sectors of the UK construction market continues to improve.
“We look forward to working with the Alliance partner authorities to deliver important improvements to the highway network in the Midlands.”
In 2013, Carillion, which employs around 40,000 people, including hundreds in the North East, reported annual revenue of around £4.1 billion,