Lowestoft’s Gull Wing secures Government approval, work to start in the new year

Construction of Lowestoft’s Gull Wing will get underway early in 2021, following final approval of the scheme today (Wednesday 25 November 2020) by the Government. The Gull Wing project team at Suffolk County Council received official confirmation that its full business case has been approved, meaning that the £73.39m funding from the Department of Transport […]

Fifty employment and training opportunities to be created as contractor announced to build Lowestoft’s Gull Wing

Suffolk County Council has announced that leading building and civil engineering contractor, Farrans, has been appointed to construct the Gull Wing, Lowestoft’s third crossing over Lake Lothing. More than 50 local employment and training opportunities will be created by Farrans and the wider supply chain. A comprehensive tender process was run over the summer and […]

Preliminary work begins on Lowestoft’s Gull Wing

Preparations for Lowestoft’s new Gull Wing bridge have started with an archaeological survey. Now that Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet has given the final green light for the project, Suffolk-based company, Archaeological Solutions Ltd, is digging trial trenches to find out if there are any archaeological remains relating to activity on the river’s edge. There are […]

Lowestoft’s third crossing officially named as project given final green light

Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet has unanimously approved the building of the Lake Lothing Third Crossing in Lowestoft, now officially named as Gull Wing by children from Somerleyton Primary School. It will be Suffolk’s most significant infrastructure development in recent memory and one of its most visually iconic. It sits alongside several integral projects to transform […]