Galliford Try claims Construction Industry Award for carbon reduction

Topic Awards

Date 11 Oct 2018

Galliford Try has won a British Construction Industry Award in the Carbon Reduction Initiative category for a tar-bound material recycling scheme in Nottinghamshire.

The scheme was part of a £5.5m project for Muse Developments which involved the removal of disused runways and the creation of roads, roundabouts, associated drainage and other civils for industrial and housing developments on the former Rolls Royce site at Hucknall.

The team had already planned to re-use 6,000 tonnes of contaminated tar-bound planings salvaged from the old runway. However, the depth of the runway turned out to be twice as thick as anticipated resulting in the availability of 10,000 tonnes of planings. The team devised an innovative design for the various courses of the road which enabled the extra planings to be incorporated.

Nick Salt, Managing Director of Galliford Try Infrastructure, said: “This idea underlines how we put sustainability at the heart of our business. It also saved the client nearly £500,000 and has many positive implications for the way in which we and the rest of the industry can approach this type of work in the future.”

The scheme has previously won a silver Green Apple award as well as a Considerate Constructors Scheme gold award.

Galliford Try was highly commended in the Skills Impact Initiative category of the British Construction Industry Awards for its involvement in the Industrial Cadets scheme at the A45/A46 Tollbar End junction improvement project.

The awards ceremony took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 10 October.

Pictured, from left, are Jamie Missenden, Project Manager; Alan Jones, Community Relations Manager; and presenter Nigel Owens, rugby union referee.