McLaughlin & Harvey starts Forth Road Bridge warehouse project
Amey, which is currently on site maintaining the Forth Road Bridge, was commissioned by Transport Scotland to appoint the Glasgow office of McL&H as main contractors of the new design and build industrial warehouse facility.
Located in South Queensferry, the buildings will act as a core facility for storage, maintenance and repair of the Forth Road Bridge.
The project will include the delivery of a 6,500 sq. ft. storage building, two 1,650 sq. ft. maintenance workshops and a 1,000 sq. ft. welfare facility. McL&H will also pave 20,000 sq. ft. of hardstanding and access road. The complex will sit on the banks of the Firth of Forth.
Paul Griffen, construction director at McLaughlin & Harvey, said: “We have a lot of experience delivering high quality industrial warehouses up and down the country. As a Scottish company, we’re proud to be a part of a project as prestigious as the Forth Road Bridge which plays a huge role on the Scottish economy. We will be seeking to work with local suppliers and subcontractors wherever possible on this project in an effort to support industry in the area.”
Mark Arndt, Amey’s operating company representative for the Forth Bridges Unit, said: “This new facility is being built to replace and improve on the old warehouse that had to be demolished as part of the anchorage investigation in 2011/12. It will provide a functional and resilient facility from where we can deliver our operational and maintenance services.”
The project will be completed by the end of June 2016.