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Govan to Partick Bridge site scores full marks in first CCS audit


Our team delivering the £29.5m Govan to Partick bridge in Glasgow has scored a rating of ‘Excellent’ with full marks on the first Considerate Constructors Audit of the site.

Farrans is the main contractor on the Govan to Partick Bridge, a fabricated steel cable stayed opening swing bridge, for Glasgow City Council funded by the Glasgow City Region City Deal.

The project consists of the construction of a 6-metre-wide, 3-span, cable stayed opening bridge with an inclined inverted V shaped pylon. There will be two piled piers either side of the navigation channel which will have a clear span of 50 metres for any river traffic. It includes the construction of a new pedestrian/cycle bridge over the River Clyde between Water Row in Govan and Pointhouse Quay in Partick, a connection that will re-establish the historic link between the two areas.

The bridge will be economically, environmentally and socially important as it will create a link between communities, visitor attractions and institutions of national economic importance, and is a key part of the active travel route between the University of Glasgow’s campus at Gilmorehill and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

The report said: “I am able to confirm that the site is performing at sustained levels of conformance across all areas of the CCS Code Checklist. Respect for the community is excellent with positive relationships established with immediate project neighbours, community, business, and local worthy causes. The project team have engaged well with local people and supported a wide range of based initiatives, engagement with local schools and the promotion of local business and charitable fund-raising activities. Protection for the environment is excellent with a systematic approach to the management, measurement and communication of the site’s waste.

“The site team has done particularly well to engage the supply chain in planning and monitoring of carbon reductions against KPIs as part of a concerted programme to reduce emissions.

“The site is promoting its ‘environmental achievements’ to the workforce and public via dedicated notice boards, and this is welcomed.

“The roll-out of employability initiatives and placement opportunities provided is welcomed. There has also been strong support for local labour, supply chain, business and local charitable groups. The site has done well to promote the CC scheme across the supply chain.”