A-one+ strives to improve the standards of motorways and trunk roads throughout major areas of the England. For more than 10 years, we have worked in the north east, Yorkshire & Humber and now Kent and Sussex. You can learn more about our road and traffic engineering work in these areas as well as our new Design Office by reading the profiles below.
The A-one+ Design Centre, based in Darlington, was launched on 3 April 2017 and comprises 4 design teams managed by Design Manager, David Shotton.
The Design Centre supports programme development teams to deliver Asset Support Contracts (ACS) for A-one+ in Area 12 and Area 4 producing highway and structures scheme designs. This increased capacity enables us to support Highways England as we head towards increased investment of the Strategic Road Network. The venture also represents a continuation of existing strong links between personnel in Darlington team and our two ASC areas.
Duties include; developing agreed client options into schemes that maintain the strategic road network from initial feasibility through to pricing. The Design Centre also has the capability to produce traffic management design with several of the designers holding Sector Scheme 12D accreditation.
The Design Centre aims to achieve a high level of collaboration with respective programme delivery teams in order to support a Lean scheme development process ensuring solutions are safe to build, sustainable and minimise customer disruption.
Having retained many key members of staff from A-one+ Area 14 Managing Agent Contract (MAC), the Design Centre is able to draw upon extensive knowledge, experience and skills gained over 14 years of highly successful design delivery and client relationships.
For more information about the services we provide at the Design Centre or an informal chat please go to the contact us page.
Area 12 is one of our largest highway engineering contracts, with A-one+ tasked with overseeing over 540km of road network and more than 1,500 structures. The contract began in October 2009 and A-one+ continues to improve the area.
The geographic scope of Area 12 covers Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, taking in major towns and cities such as Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Hull and Grimsby. Crucially, this includes the M62, which is the highest motorway in the UK.
Area 12’s work has helped to make journeys quicker and safer for the 5.338 million residents of Yorkshire and Humber. In 2015, Area 12 fixed more than 2,550 Category 1 defects inside 24 hours and close to 1,500 Category 2 defects within 28 days. That same year, Area 12 attained six national awards in recognition of its excellence.
Starting 7 June 2016, A-one+ took over highway maintenance and traffic management responsibility for the motorways and trunks roads of Area 4, which is 450km of road network across Kent, Sussex and parts of Surrey and Hampshire. Yet again, we will work as one to deliver highway excellence on this exciting new contract.
The network consists of 127km of motorway on the M2, M20 and M23. In addition, the network also covers over 325km of all purpose trunk road (APTR) across the area on routes such as the A2, A21 and A27.
Now fully operational, A-one+ employs approximately 325 staff and operatives to manage and maintain the Area 4 network. The majority of these employees will have worked within Area 4 for a number of years for the previous incumbent, allowing A-one+ to retain valuable network knowledge and skills in the region.
Area 4 has a number of specialist challenges to meet. Key strategic transport hubs such as Port of Dover, Gatwick Airport and the Eurotunnel terminal at Ashford all require successful operation and maintenance of the adjacent road networks.
Bluewater Shopping Centre is also reliant on a free-flowing transport network for its customers. And main arterial routes, such as the A27, with its heavy tourism demands during summer, provide interesting challenges for A-one+ to maintain network resilience.
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