Cable-stayed bridge
Cable-stayed bridge

Infrastructure

Upgrading UK transport infrastructure for the 21st century

£600 million Mersey Gateway Bridge project financing.

Sector Infrastructure
Sub-sector Transport
Location United Kingdom

Opportunity

The 55-year old Silver Jubilee bridge in Cheshire, UK was carrying 10 times its expected capacity and the UK Government prioritised its upgrade.


Approach

Macquarie acted as lead equity sponsor, mezzanine debt provider, sole financial adviser and debt arranger, as well as providing interest rate swap and insurance solutions, to support the £600 million project.

Outcome

First free-flow toll-collection project in the UK, with improved air quality, public transportation, walking and cycling facilities.

Six-lane 2km

cable-stayed toll bridge

>4,000

permanent new jobs

Opened on time

and on budget in Oct 2017

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