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BAM Nuttall

Volume 508: debated on Monday 22 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many infrastructure projects funded in part or in whole by his Department are under construction by BAM Nuttall; how many of those projects are (a) design and build projects, (b) being financed under the pain/gain mechanism and (c) past their target completion date. (320588)

The Highways Agency currently has three maintenance projects under construction by BAM Nuttall. The details are as follows:

Project Title

(a and b) Type

(c) Target Completion Date

A5 Beech Road-M1 Junction 9 Lighting Renewal

Pain and Gain Mechanism

31 March 2010

M3 Hard Shoulder Strengthening Phase 1

Pain and Gain Mechanism

30 April 2010

M3 Hard Shoulder Strengthening Phase 2

Pain and Gain Mechanism

30 April 2010

For local major schemes it is the responsibility of the promoting authority to decide on the most suitable procurement route. From the local major schemes currently under construction in which the Department for Transport has agreed to contribute funding, the following table provides information on those being constructed by BAM Nuttall.

Project Name

(a and b) Type of Contract

(c) Completion Target Date

Cambridgeshire Guided Busway

Design and Build including a Pain and Gain Mechanism.

February 2009

Connecting Derby Phase 2 and 3

Pain and Gain Mechanism

December 2010

The Department is also providing funding to a number of Community Infrastructure Fund schemes. One of which is the South East Hampshire Rapid Transit Phase 1 scheme between Fareham and Gosport. BAM Nuttall was appointed by Hampshire county council to deliver the main construction aspects of the scheme. This contract is a standard construction contract using a priced bill of quantities. A target completion date as such is not applicable as community infrastructure funding is made available up until 31 March 2011.