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Morgan Est JV awarded £445 million M74 completion

Morgan Sindall’s infrastructure services business Morgan Est, as part of an Interlink joint venture, has been awarded the £445 million M74 completion project – Scotland’s largest ever road construction scheme.

The three-year project which is worth more than £111 million to Morgan Est, will see the construction of an 8km, new six-lane motorway to the south of Glasgow. It is being funded by Transport Scotland, Glasgow City Council, South Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire Councils and on completion, will provide significant benefits to transport links through Glasgow and on the M8 to the west of the Kingston Bridge.

Interlink M74 joint venture partners Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering, Morgan Est, Morrison Construction and Sir Robert McAlpine, worked with Glasgow City Council and Transport Scotland in an open and collaborative environment providing a comprehensive cost-effective bid to undertake this complex civil engineering project. This has included the development of innovative construction methods and risk mitigation strategies.

The team will now begin the detailed design required, prior to the start of works in the summer.