Ridge wins national framework with Associated British Ports

24 February 2022

Ridge has secured a place on a new national framework with Associated British Ports (ABP).

Covering its 21 ports and group locations across the UK, Ridge was chosen to provide services spanning architecture, planning, building surveying, historic buildings and conservation. To support with master planning, Ridge has joined forces with LDA Design to leverage its expertise in port design and planning.

The framework is available for up to six years and offers a breakthrough for Ridge into the ports and harbours sector – drawing on its expertise in logistics, advanced engineering, and repurposing heritage assets.

ABP is one of the UK’s most significant port owners and operators. Through its network of ports, it offers marine, road and rail access to domestic and international markets. ABP also owns the UK’s busiest rail freight terminal at Hams Hall located in the heart of the country.

Graham Blackburn, Partner at Ridge and Framework Director, said:

“It is fantastic to be awarded a place on this prestigious new framework. We’re incredibly proud to be partnering with ABP and are excited to be bringing our expertise to a new sector.


“We have a host of experience in both advanced manufacturing and industrial and logistics, which, combined, offers a unique multidisciplinary approach. This, combined with our expertise in listed buildings, allows us to support ABP through its future development programme.”

Read the full announcement on the ABP website, here ➔