Rock Infrastructure has built a strong reputation in the transport sector for delivering top priority infrastructure projects using innovative procurement structures which delivered best value for money. Rock has a core involvement in one of the largest infrastructure initiatives in the UK over the recent years, and is exploring the opportunities to invest in the Stonehenge Bypass (A303) and Lower Thames Crossing projects.

Mersey Gateway Bridge

One of the largest infrastructure initiatives in the UK over recent years, and identified as a top priority project within UK Government’s 2016 National Infrastructure Plan; the Mersey Gateway Bridge (MGB) opened October 2017 to time and on budget. It features a 2km state of the art free flow open road tolling system with three lanes in each direction, linking the Central Expressway in Runcorn with the main routes to the M62 and towards Liverpool in Widnes.

The recognisable landmark structure brought significant money and jobs to the region through the construction phase and has been developed to bring maximum benefits for users and local people. It is set to deliver huge ongoing economic, transport and social benefits including: over 4,500 new jobs, regeneration and inward investments, reduced congestion and pollution, shorter journey times, and improvements to local public facilities, thereby having minimal impact on the estuary and its surrounding environment.

Rock Infrastructure was appointed by Halton Borough Council as its development partner for the project in 2011 because of its highly innovative procurement strategy delivering savings of £250m and best value for money design, build, finance and operations. The project was the first to use the IUK Guarantees Scheme on a PPP infrastructure project.

“Rock have been instrumental in helping Halton bring the Mersey Gateway to market. Mersey Gateway is a complex and ground-breaking infrastructure project and Rock have been both innovative and effective in addressing a number of challenging areas, ensuring the project remains on time and on budget.”
David Parr
Chief Executive
Halton Borough Council
PFI's Europe Infrastructure Deal of the Year 2014
PFI Awards 2014
IJ Global's European Road Deal of the Year 2014
IJ Global Award 2014