How civil engineers can shape a better built environment with MLM Group

Shaping a better built environment and providing resilient and robust infrastructure for people to live, work and play is MLM Group’s speciality. And they need engineers to deliver just that, working on a range of new highway and infrastructure projects.   

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One of the world’s largest international engineering, environmental and building control consultancies, MLM Group is working with civil engineering contractor BAM Nuttall, and engineering and design company Arup Group, to complete the first stage of the Lake Lothing Third Crossing in Suffolk; a £91.7m bridge project which will significantly reduce commuting times in the area.

Reshaping a community

MLM Group will be working with the Arup Group design team to upgrade and reshape the highway and drainage infrastructure in order to connect the existing highway network to a new bridge, which is planned to open in 2022. The contract to finalise the design of the crossing, ahead of construction, was awarded following a competitive tender process by Suffolk County Council.

The project will see the creation of a third road crossing over Lake Lothing, between the existing Bascule and Mutford Lock bridges, which divides the north and south of Lowestoft. It is estimated to cost £91.7m, with approximately £73m coming from the Department for Transport.

Making connections 

With construction planned to begin in autumn 2019, the Lake Lothing Third Crossing project aims to reduce journey times and travel costs, while improving business productivity and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists. It also aspires to open up opportunities for regeneration and development in the town.

Steve Cox, Director and Head of Civil Engineering at MLM, explains:

“MLM is delighted to be working with BAM Nuttall and Arup on this important regional infrastructure project. We are using our expertise in the design of highways and infrastructure, along with our collaborative approach and strong regional presence, to help deliver a high-quality design.”

Steve Oliver, Chairman at MLM, adds: 

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our regional business and local people to be part of this vital infrastructure to support the Strategic Economic Plan for The East.

“This is a significant project that will enable design engineers to play a crucial role in helping to reduce commuting times for all forms of transport and improve the overall quality of life for the residents of Lowestoft and its visitors.”

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