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Morrison Utility services secures major support contract with Cadent

Morrison Utility Services (MUS), the UK’s largest dedicated utility services provider and a part of M Group Services, has been awarded a major support contract by Cadent in their highest profile network, North London.

Under the terms of the 10-year Construction Management Organisation (CMO) contract, Morrison Utility Services will work collaboratively with a purpose-built Cadent Investment Planning Office and Local Delivery Partners within the North London network, to support the delivery of Cadent’s RIIO2 regulatory outputs and targets, while continuously optimising efficiencies and driving performance to deliver an experience that “customers love and others aspire to”.

As the CMO for North London, MUS will support Cadent by managing the planning and delivery of the network’s mains replacement programme and other related investment projects such as customer led diversions and the Multiple Occupancy Building (MOB’s) replacement programme.

Key activities within each Construction Management Organisation will also include; scheduling the agreed programme, local authority, stakeholder & customer engagement interface and generally acting ‘as if’ Cadent in the role as managing agent between Cadent and its Local Delivery Partners, in respect of operational delivery, customer and safety performance across key metrics, and providing support services to Local Delivery Partners, as required.

Sean Kelly, Executive Director MUS commented: “This is a great achievement for the team who have worked to develop a response that fully supports Cadent’s needs and objectives whilst putting customers and safety at the forefront.  During the tender process we demonstrated our ability to work in a collaborative manner and that we understand the challenges ahead. We have forged an excellent relationship over many years with Cadent and look forward to bringing our broader utilities experience to the CMO to continue to build this relationship even further as we go forward into GD2 and beyond.” 

Adam Gosnold, MD of the M Group Services Utilities Division, commented: “This award is a fantastic result for MUS and highlights the company’s ability to be flexible and robust in line with the needs of our clients. We look forward to working with Cadent to deliver this hugely important programme to the highest safety and performance standards whilst putting the customer first.”