Sub-contractors sought for new bridge over the Clyde



Civil engineering firm GRAHAM is looking to recruit local suppliers for contracts to help construct the £79.5m twin-leaf swing bridge over the Clyde.

It secured the overall contract for the Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside project, which is being delivered by Renfrewshire Council, in March.

The project is receiving joint funding from the UK and Scottish Governments through the £1.13bn Glasgow City Region City Deal.

Preparatory work on the site starts this summer and all work will be publicly advertised.

GRAHAM’s procurement team has set out the different services and suppliers they will be looking for during the coming months.

Sub-contractors with knowledge and experience with fencing, scaffolding, temporary electrics and site accommodation, as well as cleaning and catering services, will be required.

There will also be contracts for a range of equipment: pumps, barges and generators and orders for aggregate, concrete and piling to complete construction of the new bridge.

The swing bridge will be for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians going from Renfrew to the boundary between Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire.

The project should deliver more than 100 ‘community benefits’, including jobs, apprenticeships, qualifications and volunteering opportunities.

Economic estimates found around 700 jobs will be supported during the three-year construction period.

Renfrewshire Council leader Iain Nicolson said: “The new infrastructure will connect communities to amenities on both sides of the Clyde and help to transform the waterfront, the improved access appealing to developers over the coming years.”

Finance and Economy Secretary Kate Forbes said: “It’s great to see another positive development in the delivery of this project, with details of the many supply chain contracts available to local businesses being published.”

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