VolkerRail and VolkerStevin have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to the British construction industry, at this year’s British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA), taking home a total of four awards between them.
The BCIA, in partnership with ICE and the New Civil Engineer, have been running for over 30 years and seek to recognise and reward excellence in project delivery.
VolkerRail, as part of the MPT consortium, was awarded the Transport Project of the Year award, the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Initiative of the Year award, and the prestigious Project of the Year award, for the development of Manchester Metrolink’s new Trafford Park Line.
The new 5.5km Trafford Park Line route was officially opened in April 2020 and offers sustainable transport links to some of Greater Manchester’s busiest visitor destinations. Over the last ten years, MPT has been expanding the Metrolink system, turning it into the UK’s largest tram network, running to over 100km and 99 stops.
The C2V+ joint venture of VolkerStevin and Jacobs, was awarded the Utility Project of the Year Award for its work on the Morecambe WwTW Catchment Strategy project.
C2V+ worked collaboratively with United Utilities to undertake major improvements as part of United Utilities’ £72m wastewater treatment system upgrade, within the Morecambe Bay catchment. The scope of works involved the design, construction, commissioning and optimisation of storm facilities at Schola Green, the new Nereda treatment process at the treatment works, along with an innovative solution developed to comply with the site’s tidal discharge requirements.
Andy Pritchard, MPT project leader, said: “Everyone who has been involved on the Trafford Park Line and/or with MPT over the last decade should be immensely proud of this achievement. Our people have helped to shape MPT into the well-established joint venture, and it is our teams who have created the success of the Trafford Park Line.”
Sean McCallion, C2V+ framework director, said: “To win this prestigious award is a great achievement for the whole team, and a real testament to their collaboration and commitment to the ’one team, one aim‘ approach over the past five years on the project. As a result, we have delivered a fantastic quality product for the town of Morecambe, so a huge well done to all involved.”