Boscastle Flood Defence Scheme, River Jordan Catchment, Cornwall Also shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Award One response to the flash flood which carved through Boscastle in August last year was the rapid redesign of a drainage scheme which was about to start on site.
Now it is in place.
Client: Environment Agency Cost: £0.9M Principal designer: Halcrow Group Contractor: Mowlem Civil Engineering Glan Usk slope remedial work, Crickhowell, Powys Floodwater at Glan Usk did not make national TV. It came from a burst water main and washed out the steep slope supporting a B road above a salmon pool, setting challenging soil mechanics and access problems.
Client: Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Cost: £0.45M Principal designer: Arup Contractor: Amec Group Scrayingham Ecological Wastewater Treatment System, North Yorkshire First time sewage treatment for rural hamlets normally consists of a small chemical plant.
Scrayingham's pond and rock filter system looks very natural, absorbs no power and generates no unpleasant smells.
Client: Yorkshire Water Services Cost: £0.575M Principal designer: Iris Water & Design Contractor: GMY Winn & Co Other firms: Charles Haswell & Partners; Costain Construction Sladesbridge Flood Defence Scheme, Cornwall Also shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Award Concrete walls disguised as earth-cored stone-faced 'Cornish hedges' plus some very carefully moulded embankments make up Sladesbridge's virtually invisible defence scheme designed to end a serial flooding problem.
Client: Environment Agency Cost: £2.442M Principal designer: Halcrow Group Contractor: Mowlem Civil Engineering Other firms: EC Harris (cost consultant) Bridges 2/11 & 2/12 Reconstruction, Battersea, London SW Also shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Award Situation: The middle of Clapham Junction station.
Mission: Replace10 rail bridge decks on structures dating from 1838.
Logistics: Multiple live rail lines all around as well as above and below.
Time allowed: 101.5 hours.
Client: Network Rail Cost: £2.97M Entrant: Southern Region Construction Partnership (Edmund Nuttall/Network Rail) Principal designer: Mott MacDonald subcontracting to Nuttall Contractor: Edmund Nuttall Other firms: Gregory Demolition; N Class Fabrications;
Gramm Interlink; Macrete; EWS.