Outer House allows proof to determine creditors of AWPR construction venture

The Outer House of the Court of Session has allowed a proof to determine the true creditors of the incorporated joint venture responsible for the construction of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route in an action of multiplepoinding raised at the instance of the joint venture.

Published 18 August 2020

Financial watchdog finds Galliford Try ‘overstated’ 2018 accounts

Galliford Try has been ordered by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) to restate its 2018 accounts after an investigation found the company should not have recognised an £80 million claim recoverable from Transport Scotland on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) contract when it did.

Published 12 March 2020

Balfour Beatty reveals AWPR final cost as it exits gas mains market

Balfour Beatty has said it will pull out of the gas infrastructure market as the company revealed the final cost of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR).

Published 11 March 2020

AWPR contactors paid £65m to avoid legal battle

The Scottish Government is to pay a further £65 million to the company behind the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) to prevent a potentially lengthy and expensive court case.

Published 25 February 2020

Contractors ‘close’ to agreeing AWPR settlement

Negotiations surrounding claims connected to the construction of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) are nearing conclusion following a lengthy period of negotiation, contractors said today.

Published 23 December 2019

AWPR continues to hamper Galliford Try’s construction operations

Consultants have advised Galliford Try to only expect to recover around £100 million from the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) project, the firm revealed today as it reported a £61.5m operating loss for the year ended June 30.

Published 11 September 2019

And finally... New book to showcase AWPR archaeological discoveries

A new book highlighting the artefacts and structures found during archaeological excavations on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project is now available to read.

Published 13 March 2019

Galliford Try takes further £26m hit on AWPR

Galliford Try has again written off exceptional costs from completion delays to the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR), sinking its construction division into the red in the first half of its financial year.

Published 13 February 2019

Transport secretary cautions against ‘cut corners’ as AWPR works draw to a close

Physical work on the remaining four-and-a-half miles of the Aberdeen bypass has been completed although final safety checks still have to be carried out before the project can fully open, the transport minister has said.

Published 22 January 2019

Farrans awarded £18m Haudagain improvement project contract

Transport Scotland has named Farrans Construction as the preferred contractor to deliver the A90/A96 Haudagain Improvement project in Aberdeen.

Published 4 January 2019

AWPR to miss Christmas deadline, contractors confirm

Hopes the final section of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) would open before Christmas have been dashed after the Aberdeen Roads Ltd (ARL) consortium confirmed it will not meet the deadline it set itself just over a fortnight ago.

Published 21 December 2018

AWPR drone footage released ahead of new section opening

The Craibstone to Stonehaven and Charleston section of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) will open early on the morning of Wednesday 12 December.

Published 11 December 2018

AWPR contractors forecast full opening by Christmas as dispute ends closure of completed section

The final stretches of the long-awaited Aberdeen bypass are to be fully open by Christmas with the completion of work on the River Don Crossing – though the £745 million project bill is now more than £1 billion, members of a parliamentary committee were told today.

Published 5 December 2018

Galliford Try takes another £20m AWPR hit as completion edges closer

Galliford Try has confirmed that the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) completion has been pushed back to December and that the delay has increased its costs on the project by a further £20 million.

Published 8 November 2018

Don bridge defects and ‘financial disagreements’ further delay AWPR

The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) will not open in late autumn as planned with contractors tentatively targeting a December launch, Scotland’s transport secretary has admitted.

Published 2 November 2018