VolkerStevin has won the Sunderland’s planned ‘smart bridge’. This Sunderland smart bridge i.e.., pedestrian and cyclist crossing will connect either sides of the Wear at Riverside Sunderland. Planning permission was granted for the bridge in March.
VolkerStevin will concentrate for a year on the design and build process before work on the structure starts in summer 2022. The smart bridge is expected to open in summer 2024.
Councillor Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council, said: “We’re hugely ambitious for Sunderland, and this is the latest in a long line of transformational projects that we’re advancing with at pace at Riverside Sunderland.
“Our city centre is transforming with well over £350m worth of development projects progressing, and we’re delighted to see this important project take a significant step forward.”