Gleeds appointed to cost manage Etruria Valley Link Road

Gleeds has recently been appointed by Stoke-on-Trent City Council to cost manage the construction of the £40 million Etruria Valley Link Road.

Vital to the development of the Etruria Valley Enterprise Zone, this extensive road project will be completed over three phases, involving major infrastructure works. The programme extends to the construction of brand new roads, a dual carriageway bridge over Fowlea Brook and the electrified railway, as well as the re-alignment of two existing roundabouts.

The project is at the heart of the Local Enterprise Partnership’s strategic economic plan, designed to make the most of Stoke-on-Trent’s unparalleled central UK location. Once complete, the link road will provide access to the city centre through the Etruria Valley Enterprise Area. This will open up a significant industrial area for development and will indirectly create a large number of employment opportunities.

Anthony Cork, Gleeds Director based in Nottingham, said: “The Etruria Valley Enterprise Zone has long been earmarked for regeneration and this Link Road is the first step towards unlocking its potential. We are delighted with the appointment and look forward to working with the Council to deliver a successful scheme.”

Councillor Jack Brereton, the city council’s cabinet member for regeneration, transport and heritage, added: “The Etruria Valley Link Road is an extremely important project which will both improve connectivity and open up new sites for development. Investing in our transport infrastructure is vital to grow our local economy, helping to create thousands of new jobs and homes, as well as making it easier for people to get around. The appointment of Gleeds to help manage the project will bring a wealth of experience to this project and ensure this scheme can be delivered successfully.”