Flood scheme wins ICE award

Topic Awards

Date 13 Mar 2018

The River Mersey Warrington flood risk management scheme built by GBV has won the ‘community project’ category of the Institution of Civil Engineers North West Awards.

Judges said: “This Environment Agency project is of huge importance to Warrington, particularly those communities most at risk of flooding. While providing 5km of walls and 2.2km of embankments to reduce flood risk, it is the community engagement that has provided the town with an enhanced and lasting legacy. The overriding aim was to ‘create a better place for people and wildlife’. This was achieved through active engagement with affected communities resulting in improvements to a local park, new and better paths and cycleways, heritage and nature conservation enhancements and school artwork.”

Ravi Darigala, Director of Galliford Try’s Environment business, said: “ I’m absolutely delighted for our team and their vital contribution in winning this award. They have made tangible improvements to the quality of life for people and wildlife in Warrington. The scheme was up against some stiff competition from key organisations over a wide range of civil engineering projects including the Merseylink Gateway.”

The award was collected by Site Agent Ian Broadhurst at a ceremony at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool on 9 March.

GBV is a joint venture between Galliford Try and Black & Veatch working for the Environment Agency.