Skanska has signed a contract with Highways England for the upgrade of Junction 6 of the M42 highway in Birmingham, UK. The contract is worth GBP 143 M, about SEK 1.7 billion, which will be included in the order bookings for Europe for the fourth quarter 2019.
The project near Birmingham Airport is part of the M42 improvement scheme, a major highways project and an important part of the UK strategic road network. The project team will take the scheme from preliminary design stage through to handover.
Construction will start in 2020 and the project will run for five years.
Skanska is one of the leading development and construction companies in Europe. Outside the Nordics, the company has European operations in building construction and civil engineering in Poland, Czech Republic & Slovakia and UK. Skanska develops commercial properties in select home markets in Poland, Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary, while the residential development is active in Prague and Warsaw. In 2018, Skanska had sales of SEK 36 billion and about 14,200 employees in its European operations.