World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Amey plc

Amey plc
Industry Support services
Founded 1921
Headquarters Oxford, UK
Key people
Mel Ewell, (CEO)
Number of employees
Parent Grupo Ferrovial, S.A.

Amey plc, previously known as Amey Ltd and Amey Roadstone Construction, United Kingdom based infrastructure support service provider. It was once listed on the London Stock Exchange but since 2003 it has been a subsidiary of Spanish company Grupo Ferrovial, S.A.. Its head office is in the Sherard Building in Oxford.[1]


  • History 1
  • Operations 2
  • References 3
  • Gallery 4
  • External links 5


Amey was founded in the 1921 by William Amey as an Oxfordshire based quarry operator. The company grew during the Second World War with its involvement in the construction of Royal Air Force bases. In 1959, the company was responsible for the supply of gravel for the construction of the M1 motorway, between London and Birmingham. In the same year it became a public company.[2] It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1963.

A picture of Amey Plc balast/track tamper train at Banbury station.

Between 1972 and 1989, the company was owned by Consolidated Gold Fields, and used the Amey Roadstone name. In 1974, they bought Stephen Toulson & Sons. In 1989 Hanson purchased the company for a short period before it went into private ownership until 1995, when it was refloated on the London Stock Exchange. In 2003 it was acquired by Ferrovial, but continues to trade under the Amey name.[2][3] In 2006, Amey acquired the highway and railway design consultancy, Owen Williams, allowing it to substantially grow its business and develop its own consultancy division.

Amey has continued to strengthen its consultancy business acquiring WYG Engineering Ltd in 2010, Transportation Planning (International) Ltd (TPi) in 2011 and Aquatech Engineering in 2014.

At one time Amey had its head office in Sutton Courtenay, Vale of White Horse, near Abingdon.[4]

In April 2013, Amey completed the acquisition of utilities, waste and public service providers, Enterprise plc.[5]


Amey works for the public and regulated sectors in the UK, delivering services including but not limited to; highways and rail management and maintenance, facilities management, waste collection and treatment provision of utilities services as well as consultancy services. Most of Amey’s business is UK based however it also operates in America, Australia and Qatar. Amey is involved in consultancy in the civil engineering industry with a wide range of design and asset management services offered. This includes but is not limited to structural design, civil infrastructure, transport systems and asset management services.

The company retains its Oxfordshire links, with its head office located on the Oxford Science Park in the city of Oxford.

Until May 2010, the company jointly owned (with Bechtel) Tube Lines, the consortium responsible for the maintenance, renewal and upgrade of the infrastructure, including track, trains, signals, civil work and stations, on three London Underground lines.[3][6]

Major projects undertaken by Amey Roadstone Construction included Mount Pleasant Airfield completed in 1986.[7]


  1. ^ "Contact Amey." Amey. Retrieved on 13 August 2011. "Postal address Amey plc The Sherard Building Edmund Halley Road Oxford OX4 4DQ"
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^ a b
  4. ^ "Amey bids for high-flying firm." Oxford Mail. Story date: Friday 22 January 1999. Internet date: Wednesday 27 January 1999. Retrieved on 13 August 2011. "Servisair, based in Stockport, Cheshire, has operating licenses in eight countries and provides services at more than 60 airports across Europe,[...]"
  5. ^ Amey's £385M Enterprise buy moves it into utilities NCE, 28 February 2013
  6. ^
  7. ^


External links

  • Official site
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.