Salisbury Business Improvement District

Virtual Event For Businesses Interested In A303 Improvement Project

15th January 2021

Salisbury BID levy payers are getting another chance to find out more about the A303 Stonehenge improvements works and how the project could lead to new business opportunities. 

Highways England is to hold a virtual ‘Meet the Buyer’ event on 21st January 2021 at 10am.

Members of the project and contractors – Wessex Archaeology and Osborne – will talk through the scheme and ways in which businesses can get involved. 

They will also be joined by industry training experts at the Supply Chain Sustainability School. 

Topics they will be covering include: 

  • What’s the scheme all about, and what’s happening when?  
  • Highways England and the supply chain  
  • Contract opportunities – now and in the future  
  • How to get free online training with the Supply Chain Sustainability School  

There are a number of ways Salisbury BID levy payers can be involved in the project, from the supply of site labour, drivers and office support to traffic management, construction materials and plant and machinery. 

Highways England has said that local businesses have an opportunity to play a ‘key role’ in the supply chain of the A303 Stonehenge project, and those wanting to know more are being encouraged to register for the event here. 

Plus, if you would like your details to be passed over to Highways England’s contractors then sign up to the A303 Business Directory on the project website. 

Preliminary works on the project are due to start in late spring/summer, with the main works – which include upgrading the A303 to dual carriageway and construction of a tunnel for part of the road to pass through – expected to begin in 2022/23.