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Morgan Sindall wins £3 million project to build new footbridge in Dundee

An aerial computer-generated view of the Seabraes pedestrian bridge

Morgan Sindall has been appointed by Dundee City Council to design and build the new £3 million Seabraes Pedestrian Bridge in Dundee.

After a five month design period, Morgan Sindall will commence work on site in October this year and is due to complete the work in May 2015.

The footbridge, which will allow pedestrian, disabled and cycle access, will improve connectivity between the north side of town and the waterfront. The striking steelwork structure, between Perth Road and Riverside Drive, will be 45 metres long and will cross over the East Coast Railway line west of Dundee Railway Station at Seabraes.

Robert Ogg, area director for infrastructure projects at Morgan Sindall, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the contract by Dundee City Council and to be involved in the significant regeneration investment occurring in Dundee. The steel arch and glazed lift shaft has a striking outline and I believe it will become a city landmark in Dundee.”

Dundee City Council's city development convenor, Will Dawson, said: “The new Seabraes Pedestrian Bridge forms an important part of Dundee's Wider Waterfront Plan, aimed to improve the accessibility and connectivity of the people of Dundee to the River Tay Esplanade.

“The project is important to the community as the link will now provide the opportunity for cyclists and pedestrians to move from north to south across the railway line to the waterfront without any significant diversions. Dundee City Council is pleased to be working with Morgan Sindall to deliver such a unique structure. Its striking design will soon make it a city landmark."

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