New Forth Road Bridge
A new Forth Road Bridge will be constructed alongside the existing structure
Halcrow has been appointed by Transport Scotland to develop a bridge operating company contract to manage and maintain the new Forth Replacement Crossing and the existing Forth Road Bridge.
The £1.6million commission, won in the face of stiff competition under Transport Scotland’s multiple framework agreement, runs to December 2014. “Halcrow’s proven expertise as a client advisor helped us to deliver a winning proposition that targeted our client’s needs,” said Donald Bell, Halcrow’s client manager. “Our role will include development of the contrA new Forth Road Bridge will be constructed alongside the existing structure
act requirements and specification, supporting the parliamentary bill to dissolve the existing statutory arrangements and the procurement award and mobilisation of the bridge operating company.”
The project is said to build on Halcrow’s existing expertise in contract preparation and procurement for Transport Scotland under the company’s performance audit group (PAG) commission. Specialist long-span bridge sub-consultants Flint & Neill will provide technical support to the Halcrow team. The Halcrow team will be co-located on site with Transport Scotland and the Forth Estuary Transport Authority, the operators of the existing bridge.