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Green Civil Engineering Project of the Year

The Green Civil Engineering Project of the Year is the project completed in the last three years that demonstrates that environmental sustainability was high on the agenda throughout its development, from the earliest design right through the construction period.

Winner: Birse Civils and St Helens Council

A58 Blackbrook Diversion

It took 45 years for St Helens Council to get the money to build a by-pass for Blackbrook. When it finally came in, the new road was set to divert what had grown to a volume of 20,000 vehicles a day from the centre of the village.

Runner up: Carillion Regional Civil Engineering

The City of York Council’s EcoDepot

The new home to the City Of York Council’s neighbourhood services directorate is a sustainable development that responds to the client’s wish for an affordable and repeatable project, incorporating renewable energy technologies and a low-carbon footprint. Passive design techniques minimise energy demands while low embodied energy materials have been sourced locally where possible.

Runner up:May Gurney Integrated Services

River Witham Flood Defence Scheme

The project to improve flood defences along 30 kilometres of the River Witham in Lincolnshire, brought The EA, its consultants Faber Maunsell and contractors May Gurney together over a period stretching from 2001 to 2006. The challenge led to many environmental enhancements and saw the final programme come in 30 per cent under budget.