Broomhill Sands now nominated for four BCI Awards


The Broomhill Sands Coastal Defence Scheme has been shortlisted in a further two categories in the 2016 British Construction Industry Awards.

In May, it was announced that the scheme had been nominated for the ‘Civil Engineering Project of the Year (£10 to £50m)’ and ‘Best Practice in Procurement’ awards.

The BCI Awards’ judges visited the Broomhill site on 20 June and following the visit, on 17 August it was announced that the project is now a finalist in a further two categories: ‘Health, Safety and Wellbeing’ and ‘Low Carbon Construction’ – taking its total number of nominations for the 2016 BCI Awards to four.

The BCI Awards recognise and reward excellence in project delivery. With a panel of exceptional judges, site visits to all shortlisted projects and rigorous interviews for all shortlisted companies, the awards are the ultimate vindication of project success.

The 2016 BCI Awards will be presented on 12 October at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

The £30m Broomhill scheme was delivered by Mackley working as part of Team Van Oord and on behalf of the Environment Agency. The scheme, which took two years to complete, provides improved protection from flooding for around 1,400 homes and 100 businesses along a 2.5km stretch of the East Sussex coastline from The Suttons to Lydd Ranges.

The scheme has increased the standard of protection to the area from 1 in 20 years to 1 in 200 years. This means that the risk of flooding in any one year has reduced from 5% to 0.5%.

Broomhill Sands was officially opened in May 2016 by Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency.

Broomhill – no stranger to success
The Broomhill scheme is no stranger to success, having been cited in a string of industry awards schemes.

This year it has been named a finalist in the 2016 Constructing Excellence Awards and the ICE South East England Engineering Excellence Awards 2016, which will be presented in June and July respectively.

Earlier this year it received the Innovation Award at the 2016 Environment Agency Project Excellence Awards, 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.

Unparalleled success at the BCI Awards
The Environment Agency and Team Van Oord enjoyed unparalleled success two years ago at the 2014 BCI Awards.

The partners received two awards, including the top award of the night, The Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award, which is sponsored by The Cabinet Office. The other win was the Civil Engineering Project of the Year (£10m to £50m) Award.

Both awards were for the Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme in West Sussex which was commissioned by the Environment Agency, with Team Van Oord as principal contractor.

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