One of our key considerations has been to plan and manage construction work on the project in order to minimise any negative impact on users and local communities. An extensive consultation process was undertaken to identify suitable construction compound locations and develop a Code of Construction Practice that contractors must adhere to.
The bulk of construction activity will take place from barges in the Firth of Forth, however, through the Forth Crossing Bill Transport Scotland is also seeking provision for three construction compounds which are required to build the scheme.
These compounds would be located in:
- Echline in South Queensferry
- Ferrytoll in North Queensferry
- Near Kirkliston on the north-west side of M9 Junction 1A
Site compounds will be securely fenced off with well maintained fencing and security cameras if required. Lighting at the compound will be designed and directed to reduce visual intrusion and light spillage for nearby properties.
The Code of Construction Practice covering all compounds and all construction activities has been prepared in consultation with local stakeholders and approved as part of the Forth Crossing Act (2011).
The main construction compound will be on Ferrytoll Road near Rosyth Europarc and and construction of the bridge and northern approach roads will be managed from that location.
The compound will include an area for storage of equipment, a car park for approx 300 vehicles and a two or three-storey block of management offices including staff facilities.
A satellite construction compound will be at Echline Field West in South Queensferry and construction of the bridge and southern approach roads will be managed from that location.
The site will include office and welfare facilities, storage for plant and machinery and car parking for staff.
The compound near Kirkliston is likely to be located to the north of the M9 Spur and will manage the construction of the upgrades to Junction 1A. Facilities will include office and welfare facilities, storage for plant and machinery and car parking for approximately 75 staff.
A dedicated project hotline and email have been set up for all enquiries for the Forth Replacement Crossing project.
Project hotline: 08000786910