As we move towards a greener low carbon world, highways will play a key role in helping rebuild the economy through sustainable infrastructure development, whilst playing its part in the drive to net zero.

We have a proven track record in managing all types of highway project from inception through to completion and beyond into maintenance and repair programmes. In England, we are working through the National Highways supply chain to deliver asset improvement schemes planned for the eastern region. Elsewhere, we are supporting Transport Scotland as part of a collaborative partnership with Turner and Townsend and PWC to deliver the Performance Audit Group Framework (PAG). This covers more than 3,400km of roads and 6,000 structures including 1,911 bridges and footbridges.

Throughout every scheme, we focus on delivering the best road schemes which provide maximum value to local communities. Our extensive experience of collaboration with local highway authorities throughout the UK covers technical approvals for development such as Section 278 Works, new highways and Section 38 Works and Active Travel measures. Our dedicated bridges and civil structures teams has inspected, designed and maintained assets across the UK, helping clients get the most from their existing assets.

Our portfolio also includes multiple development led highway projects for the private sector, often involving advising clients at the public enquiry stage, as well as progressing detailed designs of road layouts and systems for industrial, commercial and residential developments.

We are highly experienced in providing expert consultancy services for air quality, vibration and noise appraisals as part of environmental impact statements, keeping stakeholders informed of the key issues arising from any new road scheme.

Our expert team is passionate about delivering exceptional support for sustainable highways schemes which will help communities to thrive for generations to come.

Waterman and our Japanese parent company, CTI Engineering, were joined by Fujitsu to introduce revolutionary equipment which will make bridge inspections safer, greener and more efficient.

Contact richard.brooks@watermangroup.com to find out how we can support your bridge inspection and maintenance programmes.

“Waterman have been supporting Kent County Council on a number of important transport schemes in the county. This has included providing excellent design services at the Gravesend Bus Hub and helping solve challenging statutory undertaker requirements as part of the Bath Street project.”

Graham Killick, Major Capital Programme Project Manager

Featured Project

Performance Audit Group – Waterman re-appointed in 2021 for Transport Scotland’s trunk road auditing and monitoring package.

This is seeing our team working alongside Turner & Townsend, PwC and WSP to provide an auditing and monitoring service relating to the technical, financial and commercial management of the maintenance and improvement of the Scottish Trunk Road Network. The appointment will run for six years with options to extend up to a maximum of a further four years.

The multidisciplinary team was established as the Performance Audit Group (PAG) to carry out detailed audit and monitoring activities of operations and maintenance contractors for the Scottish Trunk Road Network. The latest appointment expands PAG’s existing remit to cover the Design-Build-Finance-Operate contract for the M8/M73/M74 along with the Traffic Scotland Operations and Infrastructure Services Contract.


The Scottish Trunk Road Network spans the country, linking rural communities and ferry ports with urban centres as well as providing cross-border access to the south. It forms part of a transport framework that underpins the economic and social growth of the nation.

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