On 1st July 2010 A-one+ started the new Area 14 contract worth £147 million over 5 years, following the previous successful 7 year contract as A-one. The network covers around 300km of motorway and trunk road in the North East and covers the A1 and A1(M) from Dishforth in North Yorkshire to the Scottish Border north of Berwick, the A66 and A66(M) from Stockton-on-Tees to the Cumbrian Border, the A19 north of the River Tyne, and the A696, A194(M), and A184 on Tyneside.
Over 260 full-time directly employed people provide a full range of innovative infrastructure management, maintenance, and improvement services. When required, they are supported by additional people from our fully integrated supply chain partners. We operate out of two principle offices and six depots across the north east of England. Our main office is in Darlington with a satellite office at Kneeton. In addition, we have an A-one+ Network Control Centre based in our Area 7 Core 27 Main office.
Here are a few of the achievements we have to be proud of:
- We have resurfaced 310 lane kilometres of carriageway
- Planted 22,600 trees, 4,520metres of hedgerow, and 422,500 wild flowers
- Erected 271 bat boxes, 366 bird boxes, and 4,500 metres of otter fencing
- Processed 14,175 road space booking entries
- Dealt with 14,680 incidents
- Assisted with 29,383 abnormal load movements
- Collected and disposed of 50,519 bags of litter
We have found the registration process with the CCS to be simple and the regular assessment visits to be of great value. This independent review of how we measure against the industry benchmark is a valuable tool in ensuring we deliver client and public satisfaction. The Highways Agency are our client and they are Client Partners of the Scheme, so place great weight behind the ethos and culture of the CCS.
We were delighted to be recognised as a Gold Award winner at the 2012 awards, a result which will only encourage A-one+ here in Area 14 to further develop our approach to CCS compliance.