Balfour Beatty to build new bridge over River Trent

Feasibility studies have been completed ahead of the planning application submission in summer.
Balfour Beatty
Concept image for the bridge over the River Trent

Nottingham City Council has appointed Balfour Beatty to build a pedestrian and cycle crossing in Nottingham.

It will connect the Lady Bay area south of the river with the Trent Basin waterside housing estate near Colwick.

The council hopes the crossing will ease congestion by providing an alternative route to commuters and improve access to green spaces in the city.

Balfour Beatty will carry out the project in collaboration with infrastructure consultancy Pick Everard. The consultant will deliver project management and quantity surveying services through the SCAPE Consultancy Framework.

Nottingham council announced in 2021 that it had secured more than £9m in government funding through the Transforming Cities programme to cover the costs of the entire project.

However, in April 2022 it said that there had been delays in submitting the planning application. The council will now submit the application in early summer, according to a statement.

Feasibility studies have already been completed alongside work to pinpoint the exact location of the proposed structure.

The bridge will be the first to cross the Trent since the eastbound addition to Clifton Bridge in 1972.

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