Forth Bridge Experience proposal

Network Rail appeals to supply chain to find contractor for new hub

Network Rail is currently looking to appoint a main contractor from its supply chain to build the new Forth Bridge Experience reception hub.

Potential partners are being asked by Network Rail to submit their interest before a shortlist of firms is made to tender for the project this summer.

The main contractor is expected to be announced by the end of 2022 with work set to begin on the site in 2023.

The supply chain is being invited to partake in a pre-market engagement event prior to the start of the formal procurement exercise.

Gerry McQuade, Network Rail Scotland Programme Manager commented on the project set to take place next year.

Mr McQuade said: “The reception hub is the staging post for our bridge walk experience.

“[This] will offer the public a unique chance to explore this world-famous structure.

“This will be a challenging and exciting project for any company to work on.

“We look forward to working with the wider construction industry to develop a shortlist to tender.”

A Prior Information Notice (PIN) has been issued for the project and this can be found here: https://www.find-tender.service.gov.uk/Notice/007788-2022.

A revised plan for the Forth Bridge Experience has been submitted to the City of Edinburgh Council.

These plans include the building of a new hub at the iconic bridge which will allow the public to explore its heritage and access the world-famous structure.

As part of the project a reception area and car park will be built to the side of the UNESCO World Heritage site.

 

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