London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has announced that Graham has been appointed to deliver the US$4.4 million Carpenters Land Bridge. The bridge is one of the first of the 27 packages of work being let to create the US$1.4 billion East Bank cultural development on the Olympic Park, which was the focus of the UK's hosting of the Olympics in 2012. It will provide an access route between East Bank and the rest of Stratford in east London.
Graham will design and install the 66m-long steel bridge, whic will cross Network Rail and Docklands Light Railways lines. The contractor is exploring the use of a self-propelled modular transporter (SPMT) solution to install the bridge rather than the traditional usage of a crane.
London’s mayor granted planning permission last week for the 4.25ha cultural zone, which includes new buildings for Sadler’s Wells dance theatre, the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and the BBC as well as a new university campus.