BAM Nuttall has been appointed to deliver the detailed design and advance work on the £118m Cross Tay Link Road project
The Cross Tay Link Road is one of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken by Perth & Kinross Council.
The new road will unlock key development land and direct unnecessary traffic away from the city centre, creating a better experience for visitors and local drivers.
BAM Nuttall has been appointed to stage one of the project which is expected to last up to one year – with stage two (construction) due to start afterwards.
The company’s submission included an extensive package of community benefits, a pledge to pay all employees working on the project at least the Real Living Wage, and a significant reduction in the carbon footprint of the scheme.
‘A significant step forward’
Councillor Murray Lyle, leader of Perth & Kinross Council, said: “The appointment of BAM Nuttall for stage one of the Cross Tay Link Road is a significant step forward in the development of this major infrastructure project for Perth and Kinross.
“BAM Nuttall has a proven track record of successful major infrastructure projects across the UK and beyond and I’m confident that the detailed design they create will allow us to meet our key goals for the Cross Tay Link Road enable new, planned and committed developments identified in the Local Development Plan; enable city centre improvements through the reduction in traffic volumes; and reduce journey times for local traffic.”
Martin Bellamy, managing director of BAM Nuttall, said: “BAM Nuttall has a proud record of delivering major infrastructure improvement projects in Scotland and we’re absolutely delighted to be appointed to deliver this vital new crossing.
“Our proposal combined an understanding of the environmental sensitivities of this location with innovative methods that will improve air quality, reduce carbon and boost biodiversity throughout the lifecycle of the scheme.
“We are also working collaboratively with our supply chain partners and engaging with local stakeholders and communities to ensure that we maximise opportunities for local development of skills and employment delivering positive social impact.
“We look forward to working with Perth & Kinross Council to deliver successful scheme outcomes, improving connections for communities along the route and enabling wider transportation improvements in the region.”