A Skanska BAM Nuttall joint venture has been appointed as an alliance partner and awarded a contract to deliver the Ordsall Chord project, part of Network Rail’s £1 billion+ rail upgrade plan for the north. This will help to increase connectivity across towns and cities and promote the UK Government’s Northern Powerhouse initiative to boost economic growth in the north of the country.
The project will include construction of key structures in Manchester city centre. This work will help ease a rail bottleneck to the south of Manchester Piccadilly station and enable faster, more frequent services to run across the north of England. It forms part of the Northern Hub project to improve railway services across northern England.
This scheme began with an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) phase, which has been running since 2013. During the delivery phase contractors will draw on the collaborative experience of each of the partners, using BIM technology to bring whole-life costing and carbon foot-printing considerations to the whole project.
Peter Bishop, Head of Corporate Communications, 01276 854708.