Renfrewshire approves £21m construction contract

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construction contract, Glasgow Airport,

The design and construction contract for the £21m Glasgow Airport Investment Area project has been awarded to Wills Bros Civil Engineering Limited

Councillors on the Finance, Resources and Customer Services Policy Board approved the £21m construction contract to Wills Bros Civil Engineering.

Final procurement procedures are now being completed on the contract award, which follows a detailed 19-month tendering process.

Almost 60 community benefits are included as part of the construction contract, including opportunities for apprenticeships, supply chain events for SMEs and support for community projects.

Work is set to start this summer and be completed in 2020 on the infrastructure and environmental enhancements underpinning a major innovation district being developed in Renfrewshire.

The Glasgow Airport Investment Area project is jointly funded by the UK and Scottish Governments through the £1.13bn Glasgow City Region City Deal and will see new roads, bridges, cycleways and footpaths being built to connect into a site at the centre of the emerging Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland.

Abbotsinch Road will be upgraded and realigned, and a new bridge spanning the White Cart from Wright Street to an approach road off Arran Avenue, offering access for cyclists, pedestrians and Wright Street businesses.

This will all connect into a 52-hectare site next to Glasgow Airport, which is already confirmed as the location for the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) and the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC).

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