Galliford Try selected for £140m Carlisle Southern Link Road

Topic Highways, Contracts

Date 13 Apr 2023

Galliford Try’s Highways business has been appointed to design and to build the new multimillion pound Carlisle Southern Link Road (CSLR).

The new road will connect junction 42 of the M6 with the A595 at Newby West, providing additional crossings of the River Caldew and River Petteril, and includes the construction of four roundabouts, five cycle bridges and four road bridges along an 8km stretch.

The new road is vital for the economic growth of Carlisle and will provide supporting infrastructure for the new community at Cuthbert’s Garden Village, bringing significant benefits to the city and the wider county.

Commenting on Galliford Try’s appointment to the project, David Lowery, Managing for Galliford Try’s Highways business, said: “We are delighted with this appointment to deliver the new CSLR which strategically aligns to our Sustainable Growth Strategy and builds on our portfolio of high-quality major infrastructure work.

“The project will deliver a lasting social impact for the Cumbria community and we look forward to applying our capabilities in innovation, modern methods of construction and, importantly, carbon reduction, working with closely selected local supply chain partners on this much anticipated scheme.”

Welcoming the award of contract to Galliford Try, Councillor Keith Little, Cumbria County Council’s outgoing Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “I’m delighted that we have reached this significant milestone in the Carlisle Southern Link Road project.

“What once felt like a pipe dream to build this new strategic road, now really feels like it is happening and gathering pace with the appointment of Galliford Try. The benefits the road will bring in connecting East and West Cumbria and unlocking both housing for the new garden village and stimulating economic growth and investment cannot be underestimated.”

Work on site is expected to begin in June 2023.

The contract was appointed to Galliford Try by Cumbria County Council, and will now be delivered by Cumberland Council, as a result of Local Government Reorganisation.