SCC – Upper Orwell Crossings – UK - Project Profile
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Suffolk County Council (SCC) is planning to build the Orwell river crossings in Ipswich, Suffolk, the UK.
The project involves the construction of three river crossings – Crossing A will connect the east and west banks, Crossing B will connect the west bank to the Wet Dock Island, and Crossing C will connect the east bank to the Wet Dock Island. It includes the construction of bridges, bridge pillars, supporting walls, long switchback ramps, concrete pavements and pedestrian ways, and the installation of safety systems.
In 2015, SCC appointed consultants, Kier and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, to identify and assess a number of ways of improving east to west connections across the River Orwell.
In March 2016, SCC received a provisional funding agreement of approximately US$95million from the Department for Transport for the project.
On August 3, 2016, SCC issued a tender for the architectural team with a submission deadline of September 1, 2016.
On August 12, 2016, the first consultation was held on the project.
In March 2017, Foster + Partners has been appointed as an architect.
Construction is expected to commence in 2019 and to be completed in two to three years.
The Upper Orwell Crossings project involves the construction of three river crossings in Ipswich, Suffolk, the UK.
The US$123 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of new bridges
2. Construction of supporting walls
3. Construction of long switchback ramps
4. Construction of concrete pavements
5. Construction of pedestrian ways
6. Installation of safety systems
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