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Great Ancoats Street improvement works get underway


Great Ancoats Street improvement works get underway

Colas starts on another North West contract win

Colas continues to cement its place in the North West with Mancunian Way already under development, this week sees the contractor starting work on another contract win from Manchester City Council for the Great Ancoats Street Improvement Works under Lot 4 of the Highways & Infrastructure Construction Works framework. The project will be carried out in six phases and will improve the look and feel of the area as well as providing new crossing facilities for pedestrians making it easier for those wishing to walk to the city centre to cross the busy road which averages 37,000 vehicle journeys every day.

Carl Fergusson CEO Colas says ‘We are delighted to have another new project in Manchester. We have had a manufacturing footprint in the North West for over 80 years and I’m pleased to see that our strategy for growth in this dynamic area of the UK is taking shape’ 

‘Colas will use its local Manchester-based staff, creating new employment opportunities. We look forward to building great sustainable relationships with our local SME supply chain partners, and will be sharing many innovations from our dedicated research and development division’’. 

Employing homeless and long-term unemployed people

Colas will be continuing to deliver high levels of Social Value commitments in the city, having already employed homeless and long-term unemployed people on the Mancunian Way project in the city. In line with the Manchester Climate change programme Colas have agreed environmental targets for carbon footprint which will include activities such as over 98% recycling - all cold milling asphalt material being recycled and re-used in another nearby Colas project - A57 Mancunian Way. Colas also supports the Transport for Greater Manchester Bike to Work Scheme and Manchester’s Clean Air Campaign and is aligned with Manchester’s bid to become the country’s first ‘Tidy City’ this year. 

Full details of all the major works are being shown on Manchester Council website, who are regularly updating information: