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Amey plc, previously known as Amey Ltd and Amey Roadstone Construction

Its head office is in the Sherard Building in Oxford.

1921 Founded by William Amey as an Oxfordshire based quarry operator.

WWII The company grew during the Second World War with its involvement in the construction of Royal Air Force bases.

1959 The company was responsible for the supply of gravel for the construction of the M1 motorway, between London and Birmingham. In the same year it became a public company.

1963 First listed on the London Stock Exchange

1972 Acquired by Consolidated Gold Fields[1], amalgamated with Amalgamated Roadstone, to form Amey Roadstone.

1974 Acquired Stephen Toulson and Sons.

1989 Hanson purchased Consolidated Gold Fields including Amey Roadstone; Amey was separated from ARC.

1995 Amey was refloated on the London Stock Exchange, with a strategic decision to focus on support service delivery.

2003 It was acquired by the Spanish company Grupo Ferrovial, S.A., but continues to trade under the Amey name.

In 2006, Amey acquired the highway and railway design consultancy, Owen Williams Group, allowing it to substantially grow its business and develop its own consultancy division.

Until May 2010, the company jointly owned (with Bechtel) Tube Lines, the consortium responsible for the maintenance, renewal and upgrade of the infrastructure, including track, trains, signals, civil work and stations, on three London Underground lines.

2010 Amey continued to strengthen its consultancy business acquiring WYG Engineering Ltd

2011 Acquired Transportation Planning (International) Ltd (TPi)

In April 2013, Amey completed the acquisition of utilities, waste and public service providers, Enterprise plc.

2014 Acquired Aquatech Engineering.

Most of Amey’s business is UK based; however it also operates in America, Australia and Qatar. Amey is involved in consultancy in the civil engineering industry with a wide range of design and asset management services offered. This includes structural design, civil infrastructure, transport systems and asset management services.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, August 10, 1972