Roadside Technology Renewal & Improvement Programme
During the last generation of outsourced regional maintenance contracts, National Highways sought to combine services traditionally delivered by a specialist technology maintainer with those of Asset Support Contractors (ASC) who supported all other asset types. The ASC for Kent and Sussex requested that 4way supply a specialist Technology Project Manager to oversee their challenging asset renewals and improvements programme.
What we did
4way took responsibility for the full lifecycle of technology asset renewals and improvements, identifying appropriate schemes through liaison with key stakeholders including control room operators, traffic officers and route managers. Asset types included CCTV, message signs, traffic counting loops etc. and each scheme was carefully progressed through the value management process, covering preliminary design, detailed design and construction. 4way developed a bespoke approach to scheme prioritisation which effectively scored each scheme against metrics including fault rates and operator usage rates. This approach was a step away from the traditional method of scheduling renewals according to asset age and helped to establish a better performing and more efficient technology asset across the region.
4way integrated seamlessly within the client’s team creating robust business cases and successfully delivering more than 50 technology renewals and improvements schemes valued in excess of £10m. Our role strengthened regional technology performance, contributing to improved operational resilience whilst also helping to pave the way for next generation Asset Delivery maintenance contracts.
- Project management
- Value management
- Stakeholder engagement
- Business case
- Research and data analysis
- Technical surveys
- Scheme identification
- Scheme prioritisation
- Asset renewals and improvements