New Tyne Crossing

The New Tyne Crossing is a strategically important transport project, crucial to the wider economic regeneration of the North East. Winner of the celebrated Major Civils Project Award at the 2012 British Construction Industry Awards and opened by Her Majesty the Queen, it was also a technically challenging and complex infrastructure project to deliver.


  • Newcastle, North East of England, UK


  • Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority

Project Status

  • Completed

As part of an integrated design team working on the crossing, which runs under the River Tyne at Newcastle, WSP  provided a broad range of services to help Bouygues Travaux Publics successfully deliver the $437 million DBFO project. Our role involved all stages, from initial bidding through to the final handover, including the provision of extensive design, engineering and environmental services.


combined capacity of tunnels
78,000 78,000
number of staged consent and approvals
250 250
cost of project
$437m $437m

This third Tyne Tunnel expansion increases the combined capacity of the road tunnels from 25,000 to 78,000 vehicles per day. Our work also included delivery of over 250 staged consents and approvals. We established and encouraged a culture of transparency and collaboration, working very closely with local authority representatives to ensure that each submission met planning and highways needs. As a result, not a single day was lost on the program for want of an approval or consent.