Main contractor sought as Forth Bridge Experience receives green light
Revised proposals to install a bridge walk and visitor hub at the Forth Bridge took a step forward yesterday when planning permission was approved by City of Edinburgh Council.
About this development:
- Authority:Edinburgh City
- Team:Paul Hogarth Company (landscape architect), Arup (M&E engineer), Arup (structural engineer), WT Architecture (architect)
As part of the plans for the Forth Bridge Experience, the design of the reception hub will minimise the impact on the surrounding environment whilst offering visitors stunning views of the Forth Bridge.
It will be used for preparing those heading out on the bridge walk as well as providing an access point to the structure.
Groups of between 12 and 15 people will put on safety harnesses before being led out onto the bridge’s south cantilever, walking up to a viewing point at the top using walkways built into the structure.
Alan Ross, Network Rail Scotland’s director of engineering and asset management, said: “It’s great to see our plans for the Forth Bridge Experience moving forward.
“The team has worked hard to create this exciting design and we’re looking forward to working with the successful contractor to bring these plans to life.”
Network Rail has also begun the process of appointing a main contractor to build the new reception hub and car park for the Forth Bridge Experience, with contractors being invited to tender for the project.