Uttlesford scheme shortlisted for WIF Innovation award

Topic Awards

Date 05 Apr 2022

Galliford Try’s Environment business has received recognition for Uttlesford Bridge, the UK’s biggest off-site water construction project, which has been shortlisted in the Customer Impact category at the WIF (Water Industry Forum) Innovation Awards.

The project replaced an outdated water treatment works that serves over 120,000 homes in Essex using an innovative offsite modular construction to minimise disruption. Using ground-penetrating radar, 3D laser scans and VR modelling, the design team created a detailed model that allowed a virtual walk through of the design accelerating the programme and reducing health and safety risk and  the project’s carbon footprint and the use of raw materials.

Celebrating 10 years of the Water Industry Forum (WIF), the WIF 10th Anniversary Innovation Awards recognise the exceptional innovations implemented and developed by members over the last decade for the benefit of the UK water sector. The winning entries will be announced at the WIF Dinner & Awards in Leeds on Thursday 7 April, in celebration of the organisation’s 10th Anniversary. 

Steve Slessor, Managing Director of Galliford Try’s Environment business, commented: “Uttlesford Bridge is a fantastic project and I am delighted the innovation and dedication we demonstrated has been recognised in this way. The inspiration from the team to drive innovation and create much better outcomes for our client is commendable and they should all be rightly proud the project has been shortlisted for the WIF Innovation Awards.”