Project Centre Secures Nottingham Bid
We are delighted to announce that Nottingham City Council has awarded us a new contract!
The Cycling and Walking Infrastructure team at Nottingham City Council has appointed us to provide design services in support of three active travel schemes being funded jointly by the European Regional Development Fund and the Council. The schemes, which comprise improvements to the National Cycle Network Route 6 and River Leen routes in the city, include a combination of measures to upgrade the existing cycling infrastructure, and improve safety for new and regular cyclists alike.
Approximately 2km of improvements are proposed across three sites, ranging from new shared footway / cycleways, enhanced crossings, traffic calming features, improved facilities for pedestrians, and, further out of town, an improved walking and cycling route across a former colliery tip, creating a good quality link from a residential area to Phoenix Park tram stop north of the city.
A new section will be added to the River Leen route enabling cyclists to travel mainly off road from the Bobbers Mill area to the Jubilee student campus with its residential blocks, shops and cafes, and crossings will be enhanced both on-route and in the campus area, where a parallel crossing is proposed.
Improvements will be made to the signing of all three routes, and connections to local attractions such as Bestwood Country Park, Bulwell town centre and the riverside route.
Active travel schemes aim to generate greater use of healthier transport, with a focus on walking and cycling. On top of the extensive designs, we will assist the Council in engaging with stakeholders to ensure the route designs benefit from local knowledge. The schemes will be sustainable, meaning all designs and materials must benefit not only the council, but also the wider community in a way that is long lasting as well as cost effective.
We are thrilled to have won such an exciting project and our multi-disciplinary team based in the Manchester office is hard at work developing the layouts, utilising the expertise of our Highways and Traffic Engineering professionals.