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Skanska has turned to Addleshaw Goddard rather than long-term adviser Ashurst to assist on its first-ever move into a burgeoning area of UK PFI work.
Ashurst advised the Swedish-headquartered construction company on a number of major deals, including the £6.2bn M25 project.
But Skanska has instructed Addleshaws partner Richard Guit to advise on the £74m Surrey streetlighting PFI, on which it has been appointed preferred bidder.
A 50-50 joint venture between Skanska and John Laing will manage the design, build, finance and operation of the lighting columns throughout Surrey for a 25-year period.
Pinsent Masons is advising Surrey County Council, following an earlier mandate on construction work.
Lead partner Patrick Twist said: “It’s the last one of the streetlighting projects being done under the negotiated procedure; the new ones will all be under competitive dialogue, which is a much longer process.”