Press Releases

  • Changes to road layout near Gull Wing Bridge site as Colin Law Way opens and Riverside Road to close

    Construction of the Gull Wing bridge in Lowestoft has reached another key milestone with the opening of a new access road. Colin Law Way is to be fully operational for traffic, cyclists, and pedestrians from 5am on Monday May 9. The road is named after Colin Law, who was leader of the former Waveney District […]

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  • Road Minister Baroness Vere visits Gull Wing bridge

    Roads minister Baroness Vere was in Lowestoft to see progress on construction of the Gull Wing bridge. The Baroness, who is Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport and Minister for Roads, Buses and Places, saw for herself work taking place on the crossing at Lake Lothing in a visit on Friday March 25. She was […]

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  • First section of Gull Wing bridge in Lowestoft arrives

    The first major steel section of the Gull Wing bridge in Lowestoft has arrived. The North Approach Viaduct (NAV1) section arrived at the construction site on Lake Lothing on Tuesday March 1 on a barge following a 32-hour crossing from Ghent in Belgium. Leading building and civil engineering contractor Farrans is constructing the bridge for […]

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  • Lowestoft’s Gull Wing officially opens site offices, as construction work continues

    New site offices for Gull Wing project staff have been officially opened today (Wednesday 28 July 2021), as work on Lowestoft’s new bridge continues to make good progress. The offices were formally opened by Councillor Matthew Hicks, leader of Suffolk County Council, who was able to make his first Covid-secure visit to the site, since […]

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  • Lowestoft’s Gull Wing meet the buyer event: a huge success

    Nearly 300 businesses took full advantage of a webinar last week (3 March) to better understand the local commercial opportunities on offer from Suffolk County Council’s £126m Gull Wing project in Lowestoft. Organised by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the council and Farrans Construction, the virtual event resulted in a strong turnout from […]

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  • Major infrastructure projects now underway in East Anglia

    Work is now underway on two new bridges on the East Anglian coast, promising to bring huge economic benefits locally. The Third River Crossing in Great Yarmouth is managed by Norfolk County Council, and the Gull Wing project in Lowestoft by Suffolk County Council. The projects are just 10 miles apart and have a combined […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Lowestoft’s third crossing at final stage before becoming a reality

    Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve a range of recommendations next week (25 August 2020), which will enable work to begin on Lowestoft’s Lake Lothing Third Crossing. Members of the Cabinet will be asked to approve the project’s final budget, the award of the contract to build the iconic structure and the […]

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  • Suffolk awaits imminent Government decision on Lowestoft third crossing

    The Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps has today stated that a decision on the future of the proposed Lake Lothing Third Crossing for Lowestoft, will be made by Tuesday 5May. The Secretary of State had received the Examining Authority’s report in September last year and a decision was initially due on the 5 […]

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  • Search for firm to build Lake Lothing Third Crossing gets underway

    A tender process to award the contract for constructing the Lake Lothing Third Crossing in Lowestoft will begin on Monday 14 October 2019. It comes as a report following the Public Examination has landed on the desk of the Secretary of State for Transport, whose decision whether to grant consent to build the bridge is […]

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  • Lake Lothing Third Crossing project hosts successful suppliers event

    Over 100 attendees from local, regional and national businesses heard how they could be involved in the supply chain for Lowestoft’s Lake Lothing Third Crossing, at an event in Lowestoft today (6 June 2019). This nationally significant project will see a much-needed bridge connecting the north and south of Lowestoft, if consent to build it […]

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  • Local organisations, authorities and MP give formal backing to Lowestoft’s Lake Lothing Third Crossing

    The government authority responsible for overseeing projects of national importance, has started its examination into Suffolk County Council’s proposed Lake Lothing Third Crossing project in Lowestoft. Following a preliminary meeting held at The Ivy House Country Hotel in Oulton Broad on 5 December 2018, the Planning Inspectorate has now started its six month examination during […]

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