Mersey Gateway Project
Currie & Brown was involved in the 1,000m-long, six-lane Mersey Gateway Bridge crossing between Runcorn and Widnes, which stands as an iconic, landmark structure that will help to put Halton on the map, while eliminating congestion across the borough.
The wider project, on which Currie & Brown provided technical advisory services, comprises more than nine kilometres of new roads, seven junctions and 12 new bridges as well as an integrated traffic control information system using innovative smart road technology. The new link roads connecting the new bridge to the M56 and the main route towards Liverpool and the M62 have also now opened.
The scheme is the largest infrastructure project in England outside of London, with construction requiring some five million man-hours. Over 25,000 individuals from at least nine different countries have worked on the project.
Currie & Brown was appointed as lenders' technical advisor in 2014, and is continuing to monitor ongoing performance and compliance with contractual obligations in terms of service provision, maintenance and general facilities management.