£9.5m Derby link road contract awarded

Highways Reporters

Balfour Beatty has been appointed by Derby City Council to deliver the £9.5m T12 Derby link road scheme.

Involving the construction of a new, approximately 2.4km long, single carriageway between Wilmore Road and Holmleigh Way, the scheme will also include the creation of two bridges spanning Cuttle Brook and the associated drainage and service works.

The link road will provide access to development plots in Derby’s new high tech business centre, known as Derby’s Global Technology Cluster, providing valuable regeneration and investment opportunities in the area, including up to 8,000 new jobs.

Stephen Semple, Balfour Beatty managing director for north central, said: “Building on our successful relationship with Derby City Council, we look forward to delivering the T12 Derby link road which, once complete, will provide access to Derby’s new Global Technology Cluster, 1.5 million square feet of mixed commercial developments including offices, industrial, leisure and retail.”

The scheme is being delivered under the Midlands Highway Alliance Medium Schemes 2 framework, which includes commitments to creating local employment opportunities and enhancing skills.

Works are due to commence this week and are expected to conclude in autumn 2015.

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