Dudley Council announces maintenance contract
19 March 2012
JPCS, national construction and engineering services contractor, has been awarded a highways surface treatments term contract for Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council.
From April 2012, JPCS will be responsible for footway micro and slurry seal surface treatments covering areas of the Metropolitan Boroughs of Dudley and Sandwell and the City of Wolverhampton.
JPCS maintains the highways and byways of Great Britain and will now be helping to ensure all footpaths are in top condition for pedestrians across the Dudley Borough.
Following a competitive tender, JPCS has been awarded the contract for up to five years and will be carrying out the planned maintenance and ad-hoc works across a 2,700km highway network.
Councillor Patrick Harley, cabinet member for transportation at Dudley Council, said:
“We are pleased to be working in partnership with JPCS to make sure footpaths are well maintained. We were not only impressed with JPCS’s experience and cost effective maintenance solutions but also its green credentials. The business illustrated fantastic examples of CO2 and waste reduction and we will work together to make our borough greener.
“The maintenance methods JPCS use means there will be minimal disruption for local people and work will be carried out quickly. JPCS will also ensure all residents will be regularly informed of any work taking place on their street.”
Peter Shone, managing director at JPCS, said: “We’ve been developing innovative surfacing solutions for more than 30 years and are pleased to be able to offer Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council specialist and sustainable treatments for its highways and footpaths which will save both time and money, and minimise disruption for the residents.”
For more information log onto: www.jpcs.co.uk
For more information please contact Lucy Oates or Dan Gledhill at RMS
Telephone: 0161 927 3131
Notes to editors
JPCS has been creating sustainable energy and infrastructure in the UK for almost 20 years.
JPCS is a nationwide contractor, delivering safe and sustainable civil engineering and maintenance services to the public and private sectors, across the highways, rail and energy markets.
Established in 1993 by managing director Peter Shone, JPCS has grown into a £10 million turnover business, working with clients such as Balfour Beatty, the Highways Agency, British Gas, Carillion, Eurovia and local authorities.
JPCS works across two core areas:
• Infrastructure: civil engineering and maintenance of highways and rail
• Energy: renewable energy, including delivering innovative installation solutions for ground mounted solar panels to generate low carbon energy
The business also offers a number of innovative products including:
• Rejuvopatch – a unique, cost effective and sustainable method of carrying out a wide range of surface repairs
• Safethaw – a powerful, natural anti-icing and de-icing liquid
• Groundscrew® - a pioneering alternative to traditional concrete foundations for a number of applications, such as signs, building foundations, street furniture, marker posts, railway property and ground mounted solar panels.