Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route

6th March 2018

Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route

New Steel Construction have released their Annual Review of highlights from 2017. Which provides a highly deserved showcase for the astonishing depth of UK design, fabrication and construction skills used on steel projects of all shapes and sizes.

Within the Annual Review it includes the SSDA Awards, which has just celebrated its 49th year. Some of the projects included were worked on by STRUMIS users, so we would like to use this opportunity to showcase some of the brilliant projects that our customers have worked on.


Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route Balmedie to Tipperty bridges

Main Client: Transport Scotland, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council

Main Contractor: AWPR Construction Joint Venture

Steelwork Contractor: Cleveland Bridge

Steel Tonnage: 1,350t

A total of eight steel composite bridges have been constructed as a vital component of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.

Covering a distance of 58km, the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) is the longest road building project currently under way in the UK.

Designed to significantly improve travel in and around Aberdeen and the north east of Scotland, the scheme is being delivered by a joint venture that includes Balfour Beatty and Morrison Construction.

According to a Transport Scotland spokesperson: "Steel was selected for the structures where the bridge geometry was too long a span or at too high a skew for concrete, or where steel provided a greater space for fitting major utilities below the bridge deck.”

Commenting on the work, Cleveland Bridge Head of Projects Dan Banks says: "The delivery of the first four bridges, which had components that were up to 43.4m-long and needed to be transported more than 300 miles, is a demonstration of our manufacturing and logistical capabilities.”

To read the full article visit the NSC website http://bit.ly/2FjiY1u