Bam Nuttall’s emergency works on the Dawlish sea wall in Devon scooped the prestigious Judges’ Special Award at the British Construction Industry Awards this week.
The project, commissioned by Network Rail and designed by Tony Gee, was recognised at a glittering awards ceremony on Park Lane in London.
The Dawlish sea wall was breached during storms in February last year, with 7.8km of the rail line between Dawlish Warren and Teignmouth also damaged.
Eight weeks later, after engineers battled high waves, rain, gales and a further landslip, the rail link reopened.
Elsewhere, Jennie Coombs (pictured) of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham scooped the Outstanding Contribution prize for work on the William Street Quarter and Courtyard Housing scheme.
Mouchel’s Herne Hill flood alleviation scheme – commissioned by Thames Water and Southwark Council – won the Sustainability award.
Edmond Shipway won the Project Management award for Center Parcs Woburn Forest holiday village.
The BBMV consortium – Balfour Beatty, BeMo Tunnelling, Morgan Sindall and Vinci – was awarded the gong for Product Design Innovation – Civil Engineering for its work on Crossrail C510 Liverpool Street and Whitechapel Station tunnels package.
The British Construction Industry Awards are the most admired and coveted awards in the construction industry. Now in their 28th year, the awards boast a panel of exceptional judges, leading industry recognition and unrivalled networking opportunities.
NCE editor Mark Hansford said: “This year’s winners are a truly outstanding bunch - having delivered projects procured in the depths of recession on time, on budget and to the delight of the end user. These awards really do showcase and rightly celebrate the best that the British construction can deliver when all parties work collaboratively and to a common end goal.“
For a full list of winners see here.