About Us


We provide the complete service, from investment and design right through to project delivery and aftercare. At every step, we have experts with the capability and skill to turn the vision into reality. Our people all share our passion to deliver excellence in everything we do.

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years into our 25 year contract

square metres of pavement resurfaced

Our partners

We now have 15 years of experience developing our partnership with Portsmouth City Council and Ensign Highways. Together we work to engage with our customers to reach our goals and provide the best for our city.

Portsmouth City Council

Portsmouth City Council was awarded the funding for our 25 year Highway Maintenance contract through Private Finance initiative funding. Prior to the award Portsmouth had some of the worst roads in the country. The contract was the first of its kind and is still going strong 15 years later.

Visit Portsmouth City Council Highways for more information.

Ensign Highways

The 25 year Highways Maintenance Contract is between Portsmouth City Council and Ensign Highways who are the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). Ensign then sub-contract to Colas Limited who carry out the day to day works.


The Colas Group are world leaders in the construction and maintenance of transport infrastructure including roads, rail, air and maritime. The Colas group operates in over 50 countries on five continents. Colas SA based in France are one of the shareholders for the PFI contract

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Award Highlights

Over the years we have won many prestigious awards. These span more than just quality roads and airports – they cover all areas of our business, such as innovation, people management, safety and investment. 

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Looking for a career at Colas Portsmouth?

The UK's transport infrastructure has a major impact on everybody’s lives. It affects individuals, businesses and communities. At Colas, we’re always looking for people who want to be part of the future we’re building for the UK.

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