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Gull Wing costs 'within £145m budget' as project added to risk register

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05.10.2021

Work on the Gull Wing bridge in Lowestoft remains on time and on budget, project bosses have insisted, after it was added to the council’s risk register.

Work has begun on the £145m structure over Lake Lothing, due to be completed in summer 2023.

Suffolk County Council has added the scheme to its risk register as a matter of course because it is a significant road infrastructure project, with main risks associated with the project considered to be costs escalating or the timetable being missed.

The Gull Wing bridge over Lake Lothing is expected to be completed during summer 2023 - Credit: Suffolk County Council

But council chiefs say the scheme is monitored closely and remains on time and on budget.

Matthew Hicks, Conservative council leader, said: “The Gull Wing is such an important and ambitious project for the council, and so it is key that it has top priority........

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