Burton project picks up ICE West Midlands Judges' Award

Topic Awards

Date 21 May 2021

The Galliford Try Black and Veatch JV scheme at Burton-upon-Trent has been recognised with a Judges' Award at the ICE West Midlands Awards.

The ICE West Midlands Awards celebrate the best civil engineering projects of all sizes and scopes, the teams that build them and any ground-breaking research in the civil engineering field from across the region every year.

Due to the quality of entries, the judges awarded an additional award at their discretion this year and selected the Burton-upon-Trent's Flood Risk Management Scheme (Phase 2), which was designed to mitigate the potential for flooding in key areas of the town.

The scheme, jointly submitted along with Environment Agency, AECOM, Arcadis, Turner & Townsend and Binnies, has increased the level of flood protection to over 5,500 residential and commercial properties, and now provides Burton-on-Trent with a consistent level of protection with the defences designed to last 100 years.

Galliford Try Operations Manager, Adrian Berg, commented: "The Burton Flood Risk Management Scheme is a great example of collaborative working between client and joint venture partners alike. Significant challenges were faced in true collaborative spirit thanks to excellent behaviours and good communication. Great teamwork and a can-do attitude helped us successfully achieve the Environment Agency's Outcome Measures by protecting over 5,500 properties from future flooding."

The judges recognised that this project showcases what civil engineering is all about – creating a legacy – and this legacy will make visible change to people's lives.

Commenting on this award, Jo Barnett, ICE East and West Midlands Regional Director, said: "Congratulations to the project team behind Burton-on-Trent's Flood Risk Management Scheme, who successfully delivered such an important project for the town, that really will leave a lasting legacy for generations to come."​