2011 Outstanding Achievement Award winners announced

The first Outstanding Achievement Awards presentation took place on 14 March 2011 at the ICE. Eight infrastructure and civil engineering projects in the UK were presented with an Outstanding Achievement Awards (OAA), with a further three projects picking up a total of nine Highly Commended trophies.

Thirty-four applications were shortlisted and a diverse group of projects were chosen by the judges for their demonstration of genuine excellence:

Award winners

Project Management

WINNER: The Olympic Park (for the Park overall)
Highly recommended: Cross Valley Link Road

Land use

WINNER: The Olympic Park (for the north and south areas’ enabling works)


WINNER: The Olympic Park (for the primary foul sewer and pumping station)
Highly Commended: Park for Truro

Ecology & Biodiversity

WINNER – The A58 Blackbrook diversion scheme
Highly Commended: Park for Truro, the Olympic Park enabling works, Parc Cybi (water issues)

Energy & Carbon

Highly Commended: Granville Industrial Estate (material use)


No awards made.

Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

WINNER: Parc Cybi
Highly Commended: the Olympic Park enabling works 

Waste Management

WINNER: The Harefield to Southall gas pipeline project
Highly Commended: Parc Cybi

Effects on Neighbours

WINNER: Moneymore flood protection scheme

Community Relations

WINNER: Castleford footbridge
Highly Commended: Moneymore flood protection scheme

No Awards or commendations were given in two categories – Energy & Carbon, and Transport, due to the nature of the Outstanding Achievement Awards. The judges decided that if no project demonstrated pinnacle best-practice performance in the section applied for, then no Outstanding Achievement Award would be made. This decision of the judges reinforced the standing of the ten Outstanding Achievement Awards made.