Video: Arup wins design for Forth Bridge visitor centre

Aaron Morby 4 years ago
Share

Network Rail has picked Arup to finalise the design of a visitor centre and 110m high viewing platform for the public to marvel at the Forth Bridge.

The visitor centre will be built underneath the bridge’s northern Fife tower. It will link to two glass lifts, which will slowly scale the structure to the viewing platform at the top of the structure.

So far outline designs envisage the visitor centre with a glass roof to provide a dramatic view of the structure from below.

At the southern end of the bridge, Arup will also develop detailed designs for the more adventurous to walk the bridge up to the South Queensferry based pier.

Build-ready designs are due to be delivered by the middle of next year prior to a submission being made to local authorities for planning consideration.

The project will be led by Arup’s South Queensferry office and will be supported by two local firms.

WT Architecture will provide architectural advice and local knowledge and the Paul Hogarth Company will help develop the hard and soft landscaping for both locations.

David Dickson, Route Managing Director, Network Rail said: “This is a significant investment in our vision for a groundbreaking new tourist attraction for Scotland.

Arup’s bid stood out for a number of reasons, not least due to the involvement of local firms which will help form a strong core for the design team.”

Viewing platform plan for Forth bridge

 

 

Latest news

Interserve finance chief quits

Mark Whiteling exits weeks after banks take control in pre-pack deal
15 hours ago

Green light for reworked Paddington Cucumber

Reuben Brothers gain revised planning for landmark west London tower
13 hours ago

Winners unveiled for £400m Dounreay decommissioning

28 firms named on major nuclear framework: Full list of winners
23 hours ago

Guinness plans largest ever homes scheme in Leeds

Plan for over 900 homes at Leeds South Bank site
23 hours ago

Opinion: Lack of talent at the top is hurting construction

Time to promote a new generation of younger directors to end the "over-optimism" bonus culture
22 hours ago

Ex-Crossrail chief Wolstenholme wanted more bonus cash

Project chief challenged decision to deny him extra pay for performance
2 days ago

Waiting over for £340m Belgravia council estate rebuild

Westminster council seeks firm for Ebury Bridge Estate rebuild
22 hours ago

Morrison takes on refurb job from failed contractor

Morrison to complete renovation scheme after original builder went bust
2 days ago

Call-up for £110m Southsea seafront defence job

Portsmouth city council aims to shortlist three firms to bid eight year project
23 hours ago

Eight placed on £200m London Universities framework

Graham, Speller, 8build and Walter Lilly among preferred list
1 day ago

Boost your online presence – join the Enquirer Directory

New site for suppliers and buyers showcases products, services and latest stories
12 months ago

Giant ‘concreteberg’ blocks sewers in Islington

Work starts to chisel out 105 tonne blockage as hunt starts for culprits
2 days ago

Lendlease chief jumps for Crown Estate top job

Dan Labbad to take Crown Estate chief executive role at start of 2020
2 days ago

Race starts for £2bn YORcivil framework places

Eight firms to share £2bn pipeline over four years
2 days ago

Green light for £150m Bolton Church Wharf regen plan

Muse approved to start demolition and work up details of scheme
2 days ago

Wills Bros wins £31.5m Maybole Bypass in Scotland

5.2km bypass on A77 in south west Scotland will employ 165 workers at peak
2 days ago

VINCI starts work on new £100m Birmingham hospital

Contractor gets underway on three-year build programme
7 days ago

Pay row set to escalate on HS2 enabling works site

Dispute set to intensify over rates paid by labour supplier
7 days ago

Four civils firms scoop £2.6bn flood and coastal framework

Kier breaks into Environment Agency preferred contractors list
7 days ago

Costain making engineers redundant at tech centre

Contractor cutting jobs at technology division it bought for £17m in 2016
7 days ago

Dozen firms win £500m City of London deal

Morgan Sindall, Osborne and Speller Metcalfe among winners
7 days ago

New £3m fund to improve construction procurement

Companies invited to bid for cash grants in CITB-led efficiency drive
7 days ago

Green light for vast Nottingham Boots Island scheme

Developer Conygar plans to build a 2m sq ft mixed-use scheme
7 days ago

Goldman Sachs bankrolls Brum’s tallest resi project

Builder Sisk can now start work on 42-storey Broad Street skyscraper
7 days ago

SME contractors agree 2.75% pay deal for workers

Annual pay increase will see hourly craft rates rise to £12.79
1 week ago

Lakehouse subbie goes after Sureserve for cash

Specialist wins adjudication award after contractor goes bust
1 week ago

Firms on alert for M4 Newport £185m enabling works

Bidders day planned ahead of July invitation to tender
1 week ago

Robertson hires Laing O’Rourke infrastructure ops director

Bryan Glass will head Robertson's civil engineering business in Scotland
1 week ago

Wates starts £24m Shoreham flood defence

Enabling works to pave way for 540-home Free Wharf scheme
1 week ago

£400m Eastern Highways Framework up for renewal

Essex County Council to invite bids for third generation framework in June
1 week ago

Contractor services