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Amey stays on at Swindon Borough Council

Swindon Borough Council has extended Amey’s professional services contract for a further year to support delivery of its carbon reduction strategy.

Using its consulting and design capabilities, Amey will be helping to optimise Swindon’s EV charging point strategy and plans to utilise its new mobile network data capability to further enhance and optimise the traffic modelling for Swindon.

Amey will also carry out whole life carbon assessments for each of its schemes in the town. Carbon accounting and carbon training will also be part of the package, with the aim of achieving PAS 2080 compliance, the recognised standard for managing carbon in infrastructure.

The extension builds on the partnership with Swindon which began in 2020 to deliver highways engineering and transportation services, including project management, highways and drainage design, structures inspections and transport planning.

Other areas for development include, a review of place making including a master plan for Kimmerfields and a focus on adding value through improvements in infrastructure operations.

In its initial three years, the engineering consultancy has delivered significant improvements to areas of public realm, including walking and cycling infrastructure at Station Road, Greenbridge and Coate Water roundabout.

Alex Gilbert, Managing Director, Amey Consulting said: “We are delighted to have been awarded an extension by Swindon Borough Council to provide the people of Swindon with a highways and transport infrastructure network they can be proud of. Crucial to our success will be supporting the Borough reduce its carbon footprint and support greener modes of transport, including active travel. To do this, we will use our data-led approach, to evidence and design the best possible engineering solutions. Our work will once again be led by our local team based in Swindon.”

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