Homes England has appointed John Sisk & Son Ltd to carry out the £8m contract to design and build a new bridge and link road at the Northern Arc development in Mid Sussex.
The new connection aims to facilitate the first phase of new homes being built by Countryside Properties at the eastern end of the site, while also providing new development opportunities along the length of the new road.
The work will also include landscaping, drainage and utility works along the highway.
The new bridge and link road aim to relieve traffic pressure and provide access to the 200-hectare Northern Arc site, which will provide approximately 3,500 new homes with supporting education, healthcare, community, employment and retail facilities.
Ken Glendinning, project director at Homes England, which owns the site, said: ‘The appointment of John Sisk & Son Ltd to design and build this first infrastructure contract is a major milestone for the delivery of the Northern Arc.
‘It will ensure our accelerated investment in Burgess Hill supports the early delivery of new homes, a secondary and primary school, a neighbourhood centre and facilities for the local community by relieving traffic pressure and providing better connections.’
Work on the Northern Arc scheme is supported by AECOM under it its four-year Multidisciplinary Framework 2019-2023 with Homes England.