You will be aware that Carillion has gone into liquidation, which has prompted many people to wonder what the effect may be on the completion of the A6MARR road.
The road is being built by a joint venture (JV) comprised of Carillion and Morgan Sindall, under a contract with Stockport Council and the official line is as follows.
The Carillion Morgan Sindall Joint Venture contract is drafted such that the partners are joint and several. This means that should one partner become insolvent the other has an obligation to continue to perform the contract. The supply chain is engaged through the JV, not Carillion and their agreements will simply revert to Morgan Sindall when the JV dissolves.
A contingency plan is in operation to deal with issues associated with staff and labour only suppliers which will retain the current A6MARR delivery team.
The main elements of the contingency plan and all necessary arrangements are underway to keep the project moving and work is continuing on site.