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CAMDEN GETS ROAD MANAGEMENT CONTRACT FOR SEVEN BOROUGHS

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Camden LBC has been successful in its bid for one of Transport for London's (TfL) first stewardship contracts to lo...
Camden LBC has been successful in its bid for one of Transport for London's (TfL) first stewardship contracts to look after roads in seven north London boroughs.

The five-year contract gives Camden day-to-day responsibility for the management of TfL roads in the City of London, the City of Westminster, the London boroughs of Camden, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Hackney and Tower Hamlets, as well as Westminster, Blackfriars and London Bridges. Camden will also manage the operations of works contractors.

TfL transport commissioner Bob Kiley said: 'TfL is responsible for over 550km of London's most important roads. Stewardship contracts are a new and innovative way of maintaining them. I am confident that all our new contractors will ensure uniformly high standards throughout the road network.'

Peter Bishop, Camden's director of environment said: 'Camden is the only council out of the ten that applied that has been successful in winning a stewardship contract. We also saw off some stiff competition from the private sector. This shows that Camden Council is a leading organisation in the field of street management and we are delighted that TfL has recognised this.'

John Dickie, deputy leader of Camden LBC agreed: 'We are looking forward to working with TfL and taking up this challenge, which gives us the opportunity to extend beyond Camden our design approach and high standards, like the ones we employ on our Boulevard Project.'

TfL's exacting appraisal process assessed bidders on the standard of their plans for delivery, experience, management structure, operational resources, health and safety, quality systems, continual service improvement, and staff development.

Camden bid for and won the stewardship contract for the North Central area of the capital, one of five sections in the overall TfL stewardship contract, which is worth£10m per annum and will run for five years.

The stewardship contract becomes fully operational on 1 April this year.

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