The second commission involves a joint venture between Hochtief and Buckingham Group.
Bringing major improvements to the A57 north of Manchester, where a new port and distribution centre called Port Salford will be built.
Howard Civil Engineering will build the concrete abutment for a new bridge to connect the new development to the Manchester-Liverpool railway line.
The A57 scheme is aligned with HCE’s objective to secure more contracts in the reinforced concrete market.
It follows the completion of multi-million pound projects including a new John Lewis store at the £90 million Monks Cross shopping complex in York and Arla’s new distribution dairy in Aylesbury – its largest contract to date.
Howard’s specialist workforce will also undertake complex groundworks for a new accident and emergency department at Airedale Hospital, Keighley overseen by Willmott Dixon and conduct preparatory work for BAM for a new viewing gallery at Manchester Airport.
Michael Howard, MD of Howard Civil Engineering which posted a 70 per cent growth in the last 12 months and employs a 120-strong team, said:
“These new commissions are integral to our strategy to further expand our expertise in the highways and concrete structure sectors.”
“Having the support of Howard Civil Engineering on a prestige scheme like this one at Monks Cross has been invaluable.
“They have been extremely pro-active in identifying value engineering opportunities which have provided efficiencies in costs and programme, allowing us to handover the John Lewis building on time.”