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Who we are

Connect Plus is a consortium including Balfour Beatty, Egis Road Operation UK and Edge Orbital Holdings Ltd. This is a unique partnership with a collective strength in highways asset care from finance, through to design, build and maintenance as well as day-to-day operation.

In May 2009, Highways England awarded Connect Plus a 30-year DBFO contract to manage the M25 and its key arterial link roads serving central London and the surrounding area, and the A282 Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing.

We are responsible for managing and improving the one of the busiest motorways in Europe, operating and maintaining 440 kilometres of motorway, providing our customers with a world-class highway service.

As part of our remit we are delivering major improvement projects such as widening 38 miles of the M25, refurbishing tunnels and bridges, and installing hundreds of Variable Messaging Signs (VMS) and gantries, helping to maximise use of the network and deliver more reliable journeys.

  • 38 miles of the M25 widened
  • 440 kilometres of motorway operated and maintained across Europe
  • 30 year DBFO contract

Balfour Beatty is a world-class engineering, construction, services and investment business. We create and care for essential assets: hospitals, schools, road, rail, utility systems and major structures.

Egis Road Operation UK is the subsidiary of Egis which develops BOT/PPP projects, operates transport infrastructures, through its subsidiary Egis Road Operation UK (formerly Transroute International), integrates operating systems and provides value-added services to road users.

Edge Orbital Holdings, a consortium of infrastructure funds comprising of Equitix, GCM Grosvenor and Dalmore Capital, acquired a 50% stake in Connect Plus (M25) in January 2017.

Edge Orbital Holdings Ltd