RJ McLeod

Shore Street Spur Road, Port Glasgow

Client: Riverside Inverclyde
Value: £0.69M
Engineer: Will Rudd Davidson
Completed: 2018

The contract was for the creation of a new entrance to Port Glasgow Town Centre – following consultation with local groups and businesses – and is part of the town’s continuing regeneration. The works included site clearance, earthworks, utilities diversions, construction of retaining walls and installation of streetlighting and drainage including SUDS. A new trunk road was constructed, from A8 Tesco Roundabout to Shore Street, forming a new junction with Princes Street with footways constructed on either side.

The creation of a high-quality public realm/civic space (approximately 1,000m2 including the area in front of the Town Hall as well as an area previously used as a car park) was also part of the contract and this included the creation of a grass lawn and installation of street furniture.

Key Issues:
• Working adjacent to a live trunk road and busy bus route, requiring careful and extensive management of traffic and pedestrians
• Traffic management implemented in order to maintain smooth flow of traffic on A8
• Working in close proximity to local businesses including the town’s main shopping area
• Complex laying patterns (including a ‘ship’s hull’ pattern) with high quality materials and finishes
• Extensive excavation within a town centre environment adjacent to live services

Principal Elements included:
Excavation 2,400m3
Granite paving (‘ship’s hull’) 500m2
New trunk road 60 lin.m
Granite sett paving (main carriageway) 360m2
Kellen paving (civic square footway) 220m2

RJ McLeod