CCC Core Surfacing Framework Contract


Cumbria County Council




April 2018 – April 2024

The Project

Delivery of highways surfacing repair and maintenance schemes throughout West Cumbria on a 4 year framework contract with task order values between £50,000 and £1,000,000. This work is being delivered by our team of 35 DSD staff and operatives deployed from our Carlisle Headquarters. The scope includes:

  • Inlay, overlay, partial or full reconstruction of the highway surface.
  • Carriageway patching.
  • Civils construction work.
  • Traffic management.
  • White lining.
  • Public liaison.
  • Production of Construction Phase Health & Safety Plans.
  • Development of robust Risk Assessments and Method Statements.

Our collaborative and flexible approach allowed our client to maximise asset condition in a changing priority environment

Key Quantities

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Tar Bound Recycling
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Cold Milling
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Ironwork Replaced
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Challenges and Successes

Many of the schemes were located in congested housing estates with high volumes of pedestrian and vehicle traffic with a need to maintain access for emergency vehicles. This, combined with project hazards and public interest in the work, caused logistical challenges. To overcome this, we trained our site supervisors in dealing with the public and held regular meetings with local residents and the emergency services to understand and mitigate their concerns.

Our client is funded on an annual basis by central government which required us to flex our work schedule to meet changing framework funding – especially towards the end of the financial year. This required us to work flexibly and to deploy our labour and plant on and off the work as required. We worked closely with the CCC team and our other clients to manage resources between our public and private sector projects to the satisfaction of all parties.

Client Benefits

Our flexible approach allowed our clients to reassign priorities to meet funding constraints, meaning they were able maximise asset condition within the available budgets

DSD Construction always deliver first class projects safely, on time and within budget

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Barry Bailiff

Cumbria County Council

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