Broomhill Sands named dual finalist in Constructing Excellence Awards


A scheme delivered by Mackley working as part of Team Van Oord and on behalf of the Environment Agency has been named a finalist in two categories of the prestigious 2016 Constructing Excellence in London and South East Awards.

The Constructing Excellence Awards recognise outstanding built environment companies and projects that have delivered improvements in all-round performance through collaborative working and a real desire to make a difference.

This is the tenth year of the Constructing Excellence in London and South East Awards. Constructing Excellence Awards are held throughout England and Wales and all winners are put forward for the National Awards held annually in the autumn.

The Broomhill Sands Coastal Defence Scheme* has been named a finalist in both the ‘Innovation’ and ‘Project of the Year – Civils’ categories.

For the Innovation category the Constructing Excellence judges look for the organisation or project that took the most innovative approach to overcome site or project specific challenges. They particularly look for evidence of how the innovation can be used/applied on other projects.

The project of the year category recognises an outstanding project that “best demonstrates the highest levels of technical achievement, innovation, application of best practice, team working, delivered to time, budget and quality with the highest health amd safety standards, lowest environmental impact and most importantly to the customer’s delight”.

The judging process for the Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards is taken very seriously.

All finalists are invited to give a short presentation on the Judging Day (21 April). Finalists are allocated a 20-minute slot to convince the judges that their project and/or organisation is the worthy winner.

The winners are then announced at the Constructing Excellence in London and South East Awards dinner in London on 30 June.

The Broomhill Sands scheme is no stranger to success.

Earlier this year it received the Innovation Award at the 2016 Environment Agency Project Excellence Awards which recognise excellent project work undertaken by the Environment Agency and its partners.

And last year the scheme was the recipient of the Environment Agency Exemplar Award which is presented annually to recognise outstanding health, safety and environmental performance in the delivery of its projects.

*The works at Broomhill Sands extend across 2.5m of beach and include: a 1.8km length of rock revetment requiring 265,000 tonne of rock armour and a new concrete wave wall; recharging 700m of shingle beach and replacing the existing timber groynes; and widening and improving the existing access way along the top of the sea defences, including pedestrian access steps and ramps down to the beach.

29 March 2016

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