More award success for Hythe

More award success as Hythe Ranges Sea Defences Scheme is awarded Highly Commended in the Climate Resilience Project of the Year category at the 2021 British Construction Industry (BCI) Awards.

The prestigious event, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane was a very different evening to the virtual award ceremony in 2020. It was great to see so many faces from the industry celebrating and networking together again.

The Hythe Ranges Sea Defences project was a Design & Build contract carried out by Van Oord, supported by their subsidiary partner Mackley on behalf of the Environment Agency. It was in a category along with seven other very strong contenders, so we’re delighted that the project received such an accolade.

The judges said that “the project team had climate action in mind from the start” and that it stood out for “its clear combination of both climate resilience and carbon mitigation thinking that is threaded through its core purpose”.  They made special reference to the processes and low carbon materials used that not only reduced the emissions impact but saved money and equipped the EA with the information and evidence to confidently promote them for other schemes.

This latest recognition for Hythe Ranges follows previous multiple award winning projects in recent years at the BCI Awards such as Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls, Bacton to Walcott Sandscaping Scheme, Broomhill Sands Coastal Defence Scheme and Medmerry Managed Realignment.

We’re so pleased for the Team that has worked so hard to make this project such a success and one that we are all very proud of.


10 November 2021

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