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Mott MacDonald selected to deliver services for Cambridge city deal

Mott MacDonald has been selected to provide multidisciplinary services on a framework agreement for a number of schemes involved with the Greater Cambridge City Deal (GCCD).

The company will provide services for transport planning, business case development and structural landscape and building design services for the framework.

On top of this, it will also draw up environmental and economic regeneration assessments when necessary.

The framework will look to deliver major transport projects in the region, including bus improvement schemes between Cambourne and Cambridge, the Western Orbital project and improvement works along the A1307 towards Haverhill. It will run for four years and could be extended for another three after that.

GCCD represents a significant investment in the area based on a partnership between local authorities, Cambridge University and the LEP.

It is based around three tranches of government funding totalling £500m, which will also be backed up by investors to bring the total to £1bn for the region over 20 years.

The announcement follows Cambridgeshire and Peterborough being granted a £800m devolution deal last month as voters gear up to go to the polls on 4 May to elect a mayor to spearhead the newly formed authority.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will also be the first region to be granted a devolution deal that is not a metropolitan area.

Paresh Shingadia, Mott MacDonald’s project director, said: “This framework appointment builds on the existing successful partnership between ourselves and Cambridgeshire County Council which has been developed on a range of key GCCD proposals over the last three years.”

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