Luke Jenkins

Senior Engineer, Beaver Bridges

Luke joined Beaver Bridges in 2019 and occupies the role of Senior Engineer within the in-house design team. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, gained part-time whilst serving an apprenticeship at a structural consultancy specialising in residential development.

After several years of masonry design, a move to a major consultancy was made to pursue a career in bridging. Many maintenance schemes later and after being involved in an award-winning footbridge scheme, the opportunity arose to join Beaver Bridges and with it the chance to gain unrivalled design exposure.

Luke has since been empowered to use his broad skill set to develop numerous schemes from inception to fully designed construction packages, with Robroyston being a major structure he has been engaged on. After many years, Luke is finally drawing his attention to gaining Full Chartership.

My Speaker Sessions

Tuesday 29 November 2022


Robroyston Bridge: the first privately funded crossing over a Scottish Motorway

12:05 - 12:30

Beaver Bridges were appointed to develop a proposal to provide pedestrian & cyclist access between two parcels of land, severed by the M80 just east of Junction 2, connecting new housing developments with the Robroyston train station that opened in 2019 which offers a 25-minute journey into Glasgow Central, 33 times a day.

The client PL Robroyston Ltd, a local land developer entrusted Beaver Bridges to deliver their full turnkey solution which included the concept design of the bridge, full stakeholder engagement, management of approvals process, ground investigation, abutment design and construction. Completed by the full manufacture and successful installation of the 50m multi-user bridge crossing in June 2022 during a single evening closure of the motorway.

The structure is the first privately funded bridge to be installed over a Scottish Motorway, and our presentation will detail the basic process of developing the scheme, the stakeholder engagement and execution of the deliverables from the perspective of a turnkey provider and the value engineered advantages, cost savings and innovation that were introduced by the client in early engagement with Beaver Bridges.