Anstey Lane claims ICE award for carbon and social value credentials

Topic Awards, Carbon

Date 16 Jun 2021

The A46/A5360 Anstey Lane project, constructed by Galliford Try’s Highways business, has received new recognition for its contribution to reducing carbon, as well as its positive outcomes for the local community.

The project claimed the Medium Project Award at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) East Midlands Merit Awards. Judges were particularly impressed with its approach to energy use on the site, which utilised a hybrid power system that saved 220 tonnes of carbon dioxide, as well as the project team’s engagement with local students. The scheme was also highlighted in the Team Achievement award, receiving a commendation for the high levels of collaboration between all the stakeholders involved.

Delivered on behalf of Leicestershire County Council, the project upgrades connectivity between the A5630 and A46, reducing congestion and improving road links between the city of Leicester and the wider county to increase capacity and improve journey times. It was recently lauded at the national Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) Awards, winning the prize for the Most Considerate Site in the £7.5m-£10m bracket. In addition, the Anstey Lane team has also been nominated for two Construction News awards, in the Health, Safety and Wellbeing and Supply Chain Excellence categories, with the final ceremony taking place on 15 September 2021.

David Lowery, Managing Director of Galliford Try Highways, commented: "The Anstey lane project has truly demonstrated our commitment to lower carbon outcomes in the infrastructure sector and creating a positive lasting legacy from a social value perspective.

"The project has delivered all round excellence and it further demonstrates our capability to collaboratively deliver with our customers and partners. We are delighted with this further recognition from the prestigious ICE awards and for the nominations from the Construction News awards and I would like to congratulate everyone involved, both within Galliford Try and the wider stakeholder community, for their fantastic work and achievements and for making Anstey Lane an exemplar project."