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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-14137: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 29 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment has been made of the impact on the delivery of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route of the liquidation of the construction company, Carillion.

Answered by: Keith Brown 26 February 2018

Construction work has progressed at pace across the site despite the Carillion announcement and the new road is now clearly visible to local communities. Although contractually, the situation with Carillion does not in itself extend the project delivery timescales, given the nature of the issue, we are working closely with Aberdeen Roads Limited to understand whether in reality there will be any impact on the delivery programme. We need to allow the remaining contractors an opportunity to take stock and to resolve any supply chain concerns as a matter of priority. Meanwhile, we will continue work closely with ARL to mitigate any impact where possible.