Turner & Townsend named on Sheffield Supertram project

Consultant Turner & Townsend (T&T) has been appointed to work on the Sheffield Supertram scheme.

The South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive has hired T&T to work on developing a business case for a mass transit system for the region, in addition to a renewal of the Supertram network.

T&T aims to deliver the programme over the next seven years by providing providing quantity surveying and project administration services, including project management, cost management, risk management and programming support.

A key aim of the project is to ensure successful future investment in the maintenance and operation of the Supertram system, a central component of South Yorkshire’s light rail network.

The mass transit project will support the long-term, efficient and reliable provision of this service, improving air quality across the network and laying the groundwork for enhanced provision in the future.

T&T has previously delivered and supported other major transport networks, including the recent completion and opening of Transport for London’s new Elizabeth Line, the first phase of the Edinburgh Tram and significant improvement works to Australia’s biggest public transport project, Sydney Metro.

This appointment follows the company’s recent success in becoming the business case development partner for the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Mass Transit Network.

Steven Jackson, director of infrastructure at T&T and UK head of light rail & MRT, said: “T&T has delivered high quality modern transport networks from Manchester and Edinburgh to Australia and beyond.

“Using this experience, and our work across Yorkshire, we are committed to securing the Supertram for the next generation and ensuring it continues to provide safe, reliable, and sustainable transport for the region.”

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