Building an Infrastructure Legacy

From the pioneering railways and viaducts of the Victorian era constructed by our founder, we continue to build on our legacy of infrastructure projects with the delivery of today’s essential highway and rail networks.

Building an infrastructure legacy

We are focussed on building long term collaborative relationships with clients from across the infrastructure sector.

Our ingrained civil engineering competence and collaborative culture, combined with a strong focus on people, enables us to deliver successful outcomes for our clients.

Projects are delivered with long-term supply chain partners alongside our own civil engineering workforce, plant and equipment and supported by our in house design and digital construction teams.

We want our proposition to be recognised as unique in civil engineering, where clients find us easy to do business with and supply chain partners want to engage with us.

Tony Gates Managing Director, Civil Engineering

We are currently working with Highways England as a Delivery Integrated Partner on its Regional Delivery Partnership.  In joint venture with Amey we are delivering improvements to Junction 19 on the M6 including a new over-bridge in the centre of the existing roundabout which will improve safety and the environment by reducing congestion.

As part of the Align joint venture with Bouygues Travaux Publics and VolkerFitzpatrick, we are working with High Speed 2 to deliver the Colne Valley Viaduct and Chilterns Tunnel section of Phase 1.

Being part of the Civil Engineering team

  • Mimi-Isabella Nwosu, Civil Engineer

    My role in the Civil Engineering team allows me to see the whole project lifecycle and communicate with people at all levels of the organisation. I’ve worked in a variety of sectors; highways, bridges, buildings, tunnels and airports.

    I assist projects by reviewing their concrete specifications, managing materials testing, site investigations and liaising with various departments.

    Day-to-day, I can be in 3 different working environments; a laboratory, on-site or at my office, truly no day is the same.

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  • Robert Bradley, Chief Engineer

    Robert joined Sir Robert McAlpine four years ago to build on his engineering knowledge, be involved in a diverse range of complex projects and to continuously be challenged in the work environment.

    “The family feel of the organisation was apparent from day one. Within my engineering role I’m involved in the technical review, refinement and value engineering of projects, with input at all stages from preconstruction to delivery on site.”

    Robert values his role and the flexibility it offers, with each day being different and with new challenges always around the corner.

  • Rachel Moseley, Senior Procurement Manager

    Rachel is involved in every stage of a scheme, liaising with design teams, stakeholders, supply chain partners and client.

    “I‘m an advocate for SME’s, upskilling and guiding our supply chain to ensure our industry goes from strength to strength. Collaboration is key to success, in procurement we work hand in hand with our client, supply chain and other Tier 1 contractors. I feel an enormous sense of responsibility to ensure that best practice and value for money is achieved.”

    Rachel started her career two decades ago as a temp and now works on some of the UKs most iconic structures.

    “I love being on site, watching what I have procured growing into a real structure, the sense of pride and achievement is phenomenal.”

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Working as an integrated partner

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Align is a joint venture of three international and privately-owned infrastructure companies; Bouygues Travaux Publics, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, Sir Robert McAlpine, and VolkerFitzpatrick, a subsidiary of VolkerWessels. Our combined experience, both in the UK and worldwide, in delivering high-profile infrastructure projects safely, on time and on budget, has long established our reputation.HS2 Logo

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Amey Sir Robert McAlpine is a joint venture between infrastructure support service provider Amey and Sir Robert McAlpine.

Infrastructure projects

  • Widening the M1 between junctions 25 and 28

    The project was delivered five months early and under budget. Reconfiguring the scheme to a compact motorway design reduced its environmental impact and the project cost, while careful design and efficient realignment of the carriageways avoided the need for contraflow. A resource efficient design solution was also developed which enabled road planing materials normally disposed of as hazardous waste to be recycled.

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  • M74 Completion, Glasgow

    Delivered eight months early, completion of the M74 south of Glasgow was one of Scotland’s largest infrastructure schemes.  More than 2.1 million tonnes of recycled material was used in construction of the 8km motorway. Engineering challenges included push-launching two 200m long bridge sections over roads and rail tracks including the West Coast Main Line, and construction of a bridge over the Clyde.

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  • Newcastle International Airport

    Since our first involvement at the airport in the 1980s we have delivered a number of major contracts, applying our understanding of airport operations to minimise disturbance to staff and passengers.  Projects include the 46m high Emirates Control Tower, extension and modification of the main terminal building, along with pier alterations and the upgrading of fuel farm facilities.

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  • A19 Dishforth to Tyne Tunnel

    For more than 20 years we have been responsible for the improvement, operation and maintenance of a 120km stretch of the A19 in the North East.  Ongoing work includes bridge inspection, maintenance, and strengthening and parapet maintenance upgrades, to incident attendance, road resurfacing/strengthening and routine/cyclic road maintenance and winter maintenance. 

  • A74(M) Carriageway Upgrade Millbank - Carlisle

    We are responsible for the operation and maintenance of 90km of the A74(M)/M74 from the Scottish  border at Gretna to J12 at Millbank. As well as inspecting and maintaining 137 structures along the route, including bridges, underpasses, culverts and rail bridges, we undertake a wide range of maintenance, including winter maintenance and repair work.  The team also responds to traffic accidents and incidents 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Our insights

  1. How we are supporting Build Back Better

    08 Jul 2020

    We’re fully committed to playing our part in the recovery by building back better and greener and nurturing an inclusive environment which fosters diversity and talent.

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A legacy of infrastructure projects

News and comment

  1. HS2 begins work on UK's longest rail viaduct

    16 Mar 2021

    Our Align JV began work this week on the UK’s longest railway bridge, with an expert team of ground engineers sinking the first of almost 300 piles that will form the foundations for the Colne Valley Viaduct.

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