The Lower Thames Crossing will be delivered by many organisations, acting as an integrated team.
The government agency that aims to deliver a better service for road users and to support a growing economy. Highways England work in the interests of taxpayers, road users and the millions of people who rely on the network every day.
The Technical Partner is a joint venture between COWI and Arcadis and Jacobs.
The Commercial Partner will be responsible for providing an independent cost assurance and cost audit function across our three main works contracts as well as support Highways England in the commercial and contract management of our programme level contracts which includes our Technical Partner and Integration Partner contracts. The Commercial Partner contract will be awarded later in 2021.
The Integration Partner will create a collaborative relationship between Highways England and all of its partners. Jacobs has been awarded the Integration Partner contract for the project.
Roads North of the Thames
In the coming weeks we will also begin our search for partners for the Roads North contract – to build the new routes north of the river.
Tunnels and systems
At 16 metres wide, our tunnels will be some of the largest bored tunnels in the world. They will also be the longest road tunnels in the UK. We have invited tenders to build the road tunnel that sits at the heart of the proposed Crossing, the most ambitious roads project for a generation.
In the coming weeks we will also begin our search for partners for the Kent Roads contract – to build the new routes south of the river.