Contractor trio shortlisted for cable-stayed Clyde crossing
July 31 2019
Three engineering teams have been shortlisted by Renfrewshire Council to deliver a landmark openable road bridge spanning the River Clyde between Renfrew and Yoker.
Those invited to submit detailed tenders are ARC, a joint venture between Roadbridge and American Bridge and Balfour Beatty, whose team includes Cleveland Bridge, Qualter Hall and Atkins. Rounding off the hopefuls is Graham who are working with Hollandia and Ramboll.
The winning team will deliver a key plank of the Glasgow City Deal costed at £90.7m. When complete it will create a 184-metre-long, twin-leaf cable-stayed swing bridge capable of accommodating vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians while still allowing ships to pass beneath.
Newly installed Scottish Secretary Alister Jack said: “It’s great to see the progress being made on the first and largest growth deal in Scotland, which the UK Government is supporting through its £523 million investment. The funding is already delivering real benefits for people who live and work in the region and this particular crossing will make a huge difference to the Clyde waterfront.”
Initial designs for the bridge were drafted by Sweco and Kettle Collective and include 2km of link roads and shared cycle/pedestrian routes connecting the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District to Glasgow Airport.
The winning team will be revealed early next year with construction starting shortly thereafter for completion by 2022. Subcontractor opportunities will be advertised via Public Contracts Scotland.