VolkerFitzpatrick has been awarded the coveted Project of the Year Award at the 2013 National Rail Awards.
VolkerFitzpatrick received the award for work completed on the Balham Blockade Project, which is part of the Multi Asset Framework Agreement Package 3 works for Network Rail. This complex project, which was carried out within a ten day blockade during the Christmas period in 2012, saw 650 operatives and staff on site every 24hrs. It was the first blockade of its kind in 20 years and involved 100,000 man hours and significant liaison with other contractors, the train operator, the local council and local residents, as well as with client Network Rail.
National Rail Awards judges commented: "A well delivered, complex project, which had interface with other major works taking place on the same route."
Richard Offord, managing director at VolkerFitzpatrick commented on the award: "I'd like to congratulate the team. This was a truly fantastic example of best in practice working in a rail environment and I am delighted they have received this recognition."
The 10th annual National Rail Award, which recognise excellence and achievement within the rail industry, took place on the 19 September 2013 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London