Fitzgerald (Civil Engineer Contractors)

Jaguar Land Rover secured

Fitzgerald Contractors have secured a key project with Jaguar Land Rover at its’ advanced manufacturing plant in Solihull. The £1m scheme was secured through a two stage tender process.

As part of the implementation of the works Jaguar Land Rover were looking for a contractor to engage and communicate fully with the local community and be fully embedded in Jaguar Land Rover’s consultation and engagement strategy. Fitzgerald Contractors have driven this process through attendance at bi-monthly drop in sessions with local residents, fortnightly conference calls and attendance at any other relevant public meetings.

The works comprise Junction Improvements on Lode Lane, including alterations to the junction on JLR land; formation of a new northbound deceleration lane and associated road alterations; introduction of traffic signals at two junctions, alterations to vegetation in the central reservation and CCTV monitoring and alterations to street lighting.

In addition alterations at the Hobs Moat roundabout are to be carried out at the same time as the Lode Lane North junction improvement works, they comprise the alteration of the northbound approach to the roundabout on Lode Lane to create a deviation in the path of traffic entering the roundabout and the formation of merge lane for traffic in the northbound carriageway of Hobs Moat Road.

Fitzgerald Managing Director Nick Coley confirmed ‘Due to the complexities of the project Jaguar Land Rover adopted a two stage tender strategy whereby Fitzgerald were appointed to the scheme at an early stage and then worked closely with JLR and the Professional Team to ensure the works progressed to site. This collaborative approach has worked extremely well, we are delighted to be working with Jaguar Land Rover and looking forward to the successful delivery of the works.’