Mersey Gateway's economic contribution already in excess of £100 Million only two years since breaking ground. with over a year still to go until the completion and opening of the project. The figures go to show how much value and impact infrastructure projects can add to local areas and in turn how important good infrastructure and especially good transportation links are to attracting new investment.
The Mersey Gateway bridge project has made a direct contribution to the North West economy of £129m in the two years since work started, according to newly released figures. The total accounts for contracts placed by the Merseylink Construction Joint Venture with 351 suppliers and contractors based within a 30-mile radius of the site linking since work began in May 2014. Halton Borough Council appointed the consortium as the project company in 2014 on a 30-year contract to design, build, finance and operate the project linking Runcorn and Widnes. The consortium's equity partners are Macquarie Capital Group, BBGI, and FCC Construcción. The construction joint venture is made up of Kier Infrastructure and Overseas, Samsung C&T Corporation and FCC Construcción, while Sanef will deliver and operate the tolling services.