Councillors from Renfrewshire Council's finance board have agreed to award the Clyde Waterfront & Renfrew Riverside contract to civil engineering contractor Graham. The contractor’s design partners are Ramboll and Amey. Three teams had been shortlisted for the contract in July 2019 (link opens in new tab).
The twin-leaf swing bridge will be used by vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians crossing between Renfrew and the boundary between Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire. The project will also create connections into Scotland's new manufacturing innovation district.
All planning consent is in place and construction is scheduled to start in spring and take three years to complete.
Graham will deliver the main construction and provide community benefits including jobs, apprenticeships, and community volunteering activities.
Leo Martin, managing director for Graham's Civil Engineering division, said: "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.
“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.”