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Jacobs reappointed for Historical Railways Estate contract

Jacobs has been reappointed as the sole supplier of professional services to Highways England Historical Railways Estate (HRE) for a five-year term.

Highways England is responsible for managing a portfolio of 3,400 structures including legacy tunnels, viaducts, bridges and similar listed properties associated with closed railway lines throughout the UK.

Jacobs is providing technical professional services from feasibility studies through to detailed design, with contract and site management services including structural assessment, environmental and estates management.

For more than 10 years Jacobs has assessed, designed and managed the delivery of over 1,000 structures across the HRE portfolio.

Bob Duff, Jacobs buildings and infrastructure senior vice president, said: “We are delighted to continue our longstanding relationship with the Historical Railways Estate. We are drawing upon our extensive capability and retained knowledge from disciplines across the country.

“Having worked with Highways England for more than 25 years, Jacobs understands its vision and the key drivers for continuous improvement across this vast portfolio.”

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