Graham secures £90m Congleton road building project

GRAHAM wins work on £90m project

Graham has secured a highways contract for the construction of a crucial £90m bypass that will help yield economic and social regeneration to the town of Congleton.

The 5.5km road will join the A534 Sandbach Road with the A536 Macclesfield Road and is designed to significantly reduce town centre traffic congestion, particularly at peak times.

Cheshire East Council appointed the company following a competitive tendering process.

Leo Martin, Graham’s managing director of civil engineering, said: “This win is a real coup for us and we are relishing the prospect of collaborating with Cheshire East Council on this important project that will bring economic and social regeneration to Congleton.

“We are vastly experienced in completing complex highways projects throughout the UK and we will be tapping into this expertise to ensure completion of the link road to the very highest standards.”

Construction work will commence in November 2018 with scheduled completion set for late 2020.

Philip Cox, chief executive of the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership, added: “This scheme will support the development of more than 2,400 homes and 50 acres of employment land to the North of Congleton, with the potential to generate 3,000 jobs by 2035 and £13m per year into the local economy.”

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