Work set to get underway on two major City Deal infrastructure projects

Overwater ground investigations will gather geotechnical and environmental information needed to develop the designs for both the ‘Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside’ and ‘Glasgow Airport Investment Area’ projects.

These will see a new opening bridge across the Clyde linking communities north and south of the river, construction of the Renfrew North Development Road, a new bridge across the White Cart, the realignment of Abbotsinch Road, and the creation of new cycle routes.

Following on from the initial public consultation events in May 2016, further public engagement events held in December continued to demonstrate overwhelming support for the projects, with early indications that approximately 80 per cent of responses were positive.

Renfrewshire Council‘s Procurement Subcommittee gave the go-ahead for a contract with Causeway Geotech Limited today (Monday 9 January). The ground investigations work will begin in the next few weeks and be completed before the end of March.

The contract for site investigations was awarded following a competitive tender process, which saw Causeway Geotech Limited submit the most economically advantageous bid. The cost for the works is £623,755.

The £90.7 million ‘Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside’ initiative and the £39.1 million ‘Glasgow Airport Investment Area’ venture are two of three major City Deal infrastructure projects to secure Renfrewshire’s long-term economic future.

Businesses interested in City Deal contracts should ensure that they add the category to their alert profile on Public Contracts Scotland (PCS)

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