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S5W-14670: Lewis Macdonald (North East Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 15 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government when it last met Galliford Try to discuss the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) project, and whether its reported plans to raise £150 million of investment were discussed.

Answered by: Keith Brown 2 March 2018

On Friday 16 February I visited the construction site to see for myself the rate of works progression given this situation, and to take the opportunity to speak with the contractors staff involved with the project.

Investment decisions of this nature are an internal matter for Galliford Try. It would be inappropriate for us to comment on the financial matters of Galliford Try or any other private company. As with similar contracts of this nature, ARL does not receive any payment until sections of the project road are available and open to traffic. The agreed cost of the contract is fixed and as such there has been no change to the overall project budget of £745m.