About Us


The Midland Metro Alliance is a team of planning, design and construction specialists responsible for building a number of new tram extensions over the coming decade on behalf of the West Midlands Combined Authority. These exciting extensions will help deliver a lasting legacy, aiding social and economic regeneration across the region. For further information on our projects click here
The partners that comprise the Midland Metro Alliance are: the West Midlands Combined Authority, the design consortium of Egis, Tony Gee and Pell Frischmann and contractor Colas Rail, (supported by their sub-alliance partners Colas Limited, Barhale, Bouygues UK and Auctus Management Group).

Building on lessons from past projects and best practice from across the world, Midland Metro Alliance has goals which will ensure the 10 year plan will only be successfully delivered if all parties work together. This will give the best outcome for the travelling public and the local economy.
All parties are fully committed to making the delivery a success, encouraging collaborative working and eliminating a blame culture.

The Auctus Group delivers a range of services covering safety, people solutions, training and community engagement across the UK’s infrastructure sector. As part of the Midland Metro Alliance, Auctus will recruit and develop a local talent pool through the Midland Metro Alliance Academy to leave a legacy of skilled staff having greater opportunities of sustainable employment and greater choice of career paths through the commitment to training over the ten year project and beyond.

Barhale PLC are a national contractor working on a large range of civil engineering schemes with specialisation in tunnelling and utility industry projects. Barhale are committed to support the Midland Metro Alliance in all aspects of health and safety within the urban environment.


Bouygues UK is one of the UK’s most awarded principal contractors delivering construction solutions through a network of regional offices. We work for public and private sector clients delivering new build and refurbishment to facilities management for the education, housing, healthcare, leisure, retail and commercial sectors. We are passionate about ensuring that we are at the forefront of change within the industry, delivering solutions in partnership with clients and stakeholders while embracing innovation and continuous improvement.


Colas Rail bring a wealth of experience in delivering light rail schemes throughout the world having been a leading light rail contractor for over 30 years. Our range of skills and light rail experience allow us to offer a flexible service, focused to meet the Midland Metro Alliance needs up to and including the delivery of an integrated transport solution.

Colas Ltd hold a vast experience in highway maintenance, construction and asset management, offering safe, sustainable and innovative fence to fence highway & infrastructure solutions. With this breadth of experience, we are dedicated to developing skills for the future through youth employment and local community engagement, whilst offering placement and project opportunities both in the UK and internationally. We strive to look after today whilst ensuring we can unlock tomorrow’s potential.


Egis has been actively involved from the start of the revitalisation of the modern tramway in the 1980s and 1990s (in Strasburg and Grenoble). Egis is now a European leader in tramway engineering, showcasing its excellence and capacity for technical innovation in the creation of tram systems in Lyon and Marseille- France.


Pell Frischmann have extensive Transportation experience, much of it currently delivered from our Central Birmingham base. Our skills are complementary to the wider design and delivery teams, but our specialisms will be in transport planning and environmental work.


Tony Gee engages first class engineers and has over 40 years of knowledge and experience with construction teams designing industry acclaimed infrastructure projects across the UK and overseas.


Historically, the West Midlands was the “workshop of the world”.
The West Midlands Combined Authority is responsible for working across geographical boundaries to ensure that the West Midlands can fulfil its potential as the workshop of the world. Movement for Growth demonstrates how transport is central to this, and the Midland Metro is a key part of our strategy to develop transport infrastructure that works for our citizens and the local economy.