CEEQUAL Award presentations have continued throughout 2016; projects from the UK and Sweden have recently achieved recognition for their sustainability achievements using CEEQUAL.
In March, at our first regional event at the BRE Innovation Park in Watford, we were pleased to present four ‘Excellent’ awards. Chris Broadbent, CEEQUAL Managing Director, and Richard Hardy, CEEQUAL Chairman, presented awards to three Crossrail projects: a final Whole Team Award for the design and construction of the Thames Tunnel – the only point where the Crossrail route crosses the River Thames – and two interim awards for surface works on the North East Spur and the Acton dive under. The fourth award was presented to Natalie Cropp of Tony Gee and Partners for the design and construction of the Hitchin flyover – a grade-separated single-track railway flyover in Hertfordshire.
- Thames Tunnel – Plumstead to North Woolwich (Crossrail)
- Costain awarded £150m Crossrail North East Spur contract (Costain)
- Crossrail surface works reach halfway point (Crossrail)
- Hitchin Grade Separated Junction (Tony Gee)
Awards continued in April, first with a further ‘Excellent’ interim award for Crossrail surface works, this time for the South East spur at Abbey Wood. The Award was presented by Chris Broadbent at the Civil Infrastructure & Technology Exhibition (CITE). A second award followed in Scotland for work by Sir Robert McAlpine on the central section of Dundee’s £1 billion waterfront transformation scheme. The ‘Excellent’ Construction Only Award was collected by Kathryn Hamilton at the CEEQUAL regional event at the BRE Innovation Park in Ravenscraig, Scotland.
May saw Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) receive their fourth CEEQUAL Award for a Household Recycling Centre. The work on the new Old Swan facility, completed by Cheetham Hill Construction, achieved an ‘Excellent’ Whole Team Award. Perry Shard, senior CEEQUAL Verifier, said, “This is the fourth time that I have presented an award to this team, and the most striking thing for me is how the approach has been improved upon each time. It is a great example of using the CEEQUAL framework to create a more considered long-term solution.”
Our third regional event in Cardiff at the end of May, saw CEEQUAL Assessor Rowena Ekermawi from Arup collect an ‘Excellent’ Whole Team Award for the infrastructure that is part of England’s first large-scale housing scheme to achieve the 2016 zero-carbon standard: Hanham Hall near Bristol.
- Hanham Hall, Bristol (Barratt Developments)
In June, Sir John Armitt, ICE President, presented an Interim Client & Outline Design Award to the team working on the M4 corridor around Newport. The team completed both Strategy and Performance Assessments and achieved ‘Excellent’ ratings for both.
Chris Broadbent then visited Sweden to present a ‘Very Good’ Whole Team Award to Trafikverket, Centerlöf & Holmberg, ÅF, and NCC Construction Sweden AB for their work on the complex E4 Rotebro project.
The month finished with an ‘Excellent’ CEEQUAL Award for work to increase rail capacity at Huyton and Roby. The number of tracks has been increased from two to four to allow more fast trains to run between Manchester and Liverpool. It is the first project on the Northern Programme to achieve a CEEQUAL ‘Excellent’ Award.
- Improving the railway at Huyton and Roby (Network Rail)
Four more awards were presented in July. The first was presented by Sir John Armitt at the ICE South West Annual Awards evening: an ‘Excellent’ Construction Only award for the West Truro Retail Park was collected by Richard Beeks of CORMAC. Chris Broadbent then presented an Interim Client and Outline Design Award to the Port of Dover for the Western Docks Revival, before presenting a ‘Very Good’ Construction Award to North Midland Construction PLC for the first Phase of the Grey to Green project that is transforming Sheffield’s Riverside Business District. The final Award in July was a ‘Very Good’ Whole Team Award for the new Goole 36 spine road that has been constructed by Lagan Construction Group and is set to unlock thousands of new jobs in the North East of England.
- Dover Western Docks Revival project achieves sustainability excellence award (Port of Dover)
- Case study: Dover Western Docks Revival
- Grey to Green project – Phase 1 (Sheffield City Council)
- Work starts to create 4,000 new jobs (Lagan Construction Group)
Congratulations to all the project teams who have received CEEQUAL Awards so far this year. We’re looking forward to celebrating more successes in September.