24 February 2022 | Collaboration | Our Work

Agenda for Project Amber Workshop confirmed

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) has received many requests from individuals within councils nationwide for further information about the Project Amber Framework.

LCRIG has responded to this request by organising the inaugural Project Amber Collaboration Workshop which will take place on the 31st March 2022 at the Grand Hotel, Front, North Promenade Sea, Blackpool FY1 2JQ.

The Project Amber Framework has been established to remove the procurement barrier to minimise effort for individual councils, with the required flexibility to tailor and suit specific needs. This workshop is designed to build on established good practice, share and collaborate more widely and will be particularly beneficial to Heads of Service, Asset Managers and Procurement Officers.

Information about the event is detailed below and the Agenda for the event can be viewed here.

The event is free of charge for council representatives to attend (including representatives from non-member councils) and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Please click here to register your interest to attend and then Susanne Ingham or Emily Craine will be in touch to confirm your place.

LCRIG President Will Britain said: “This workshop will provide a unique opportunity to bring together a range of different stakeholders from the highways sector. Since its inception Project Amber has made a significant impact and brought about many benefits across several different areas. It is time to further spread the word about how use of the framework adds value. Through LCRIG we continue to make the case of for local roads with Project Amber just one example of how we do this. I’d encourage everyone to attend this important event.”

The event will enable LCRIG to share with councils our experiences to-date over the last 12+ months with Project Amber scheme delivery, and how we’ve seen measurable benefits across several key aspects including:

  • Reduction in carbon and the resultant lesser impact on climate change, through early intervention with lower-cost treatments
  • Doing much more for less by extending asset residual life with reducing capital and revenue budgets
  • Driving innovative treatments and delivery methodologies for local councils
  • Increasing collaboration across the sector with benefits for all, And minimal impact on the socio-economic values through faster, less laborious surfacing treatments
  • Results to date continue to be validated through the project’s rigorous inspection and testing regime (introduced in February 2022) with benefits captured and reported through the Project Amber Dashboard.

Delegates already confirmed include Oxfordshire County Council, Reading Council, Derby City Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Cumbria County Council, East Riding of Yorkshire, Lancashire County Council, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Salford Council, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and Transport for Greater Manchester.

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