Amey to design new River Clyde bridge

AMEY Consulting has secured a contract to design a 184-metre road bridge to be built over the River Clyde.

The crossing, which will connect Renfrew to Clydebank and Yoker, is the centrepiece of a major infrastructure project to transform the Clyde waterfront. Led by Renfrewshire Council, the local authority’s leader, Iain Nicolson, previously described the project as ‘hugely significant’ for the entirety of Scotland.

Working in partnership with Ramboll and delivering the design to construction contractor GRAHAM, Amey Consulting will undertake highways design including road alignment, drainage and pavement, ITS, street lighting, and traffic sign and signals works. Pedestrian walkways and cycle lanes will also be incorporated into all new roads and bridges.

The firm said that the focal point will be the approach roads to the 184 metre, two-lane opening bridge across the River Clyde. The remainder of the scheme comprises of around 2km of new roads, three new roundabouts and signalised junctions around the west side of Glasgow.

Alex Gilbert, MD of Amey Consulting, said, “Utilising our extensive infrastructure design capability and our history of delivering highways schemes in Scotland, Amey Consulting is perfectly placed to deliver this project.

“We will provide the people of Renfrewshire and its Council developed design solutions which are efficient and sustainable, whilst supporting economic growth in the region.  We will also deliver these works with local teams, opening new opportunities for people in Scotland.

“Furthermore, Amey Consulting is delighted to collaborate with contractor GRAHAM and design consultancy Ramboll on a major design and build project. We are excited at the potential for growth in this area for our business in Scotland.”

Leo Martin, MD of GRAHAMS’s civil engineering division, added, “We’re delighted to have been chosen to deliver the Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside project, including the River Clyde bridge, with our design partners Ramboll and Amey Consulting.

“The new bridge will provide a gateway to the area’s fast-growing manufacturing innovation district and help better connect communities with significant employment and development opportunities for what will be a transformational project for the Renfrewshire and Glasgow city regions.”