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12 August, 2017 - 02:18 By Kate Sweeney

£15 million contract win for Keyline as A14 takes shape

A14 Keyline

Glasgow-based Keyline, which is part of Travis Perkins Group in Northampton, has been awarded a £15 million contract by the A14 Integrated Delivery Team (a joint venture between Costain, Skanska, Balfour Beatty and Carillion) as part of the Highways England A14 upgrade between Cambridge and Huntingdon.

Acting as the sole supply merchant for the A14 improvements, which will help to combat congestion and improve safety, Keyline will be responsible for delivering the required materials for the groundworks and channel drainage across the entire project.

Emma Ward, Head of National Sales, said: “We are delighted to be part of the integrated team working on this major project with Highways England. The positive impact of the A14 improvements is already being recognised by the creation of three new jobs at our branches in Peterborough and Norwich. The completion of the A14 scheme will continue to create a positive legacy for local communities and businesses by connecting people, and enabling economic growth both regionally and nationally.”

The new A14 will be open to traffic by December 2020 with Keyline’s contract scheduled to end in April 2020.

Keyline is one of the largest suppliers of civils, heavy building materials and drainage solutions in the UK with a nationwide network of branches.  Keyline supply thousands of product lines to trade professionals and specialist contractors.

Keyline was formed in 1988 from the merger of well-established regional merchants and was strengthened throughout the 90s with the acquisition of many other respected companies.

By the time the company was acquired by the Travis Perkins Group in June 1999, Keyline was already a recognised brand in the industry. It operates nationally and is becoming one of the leading specialists in heavy building materials, civils and drainage solutions. 

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