Morgan Sindall break ground in Bishopston

Morgan Sindall has started work on a project to build an interchange between the A8 and the M8 in Glasgow after being confirmed as contractor on the £14.1 million deal by BAE Systems.

The proiect, known as the Bishopton Interchange, is part of BAE Systems’ regeneration of the former Royal Ordnance site between Glashow and Greenock.

Steve Fogg, the managing director at BAE Systems Shared Services, said:  “The transformation of the former Royal Ordnance Factory is a hugely important programme for us as a business and the construction of this new motorway junction marks the next step in the development of Dargavel Village.

“We have worked closely with Transport Scotland and Renfrewshire Council on the design of the junction and Morgan Sindall will undertake the construction in stages over the next three years.

“When it opens in 2020, the junction will provide the Bishopton community with improved transport links and enhanced connectivity to the wider region.”

Dargavel Village will provide around 2,500 new homes by 2025.

The interchange project comprises construction of junction 29a on the M8 Motorway, including new on and off slip roads where the A8 currently passes over the M8, and realigning a section of the A8.



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