LOWESTOFT WASTEWATER treatment scheme in Suffolk has won the ICE East Anglia Merit Award 2002.
The Anglian Water project was selected as overall winner from a record number of entries, for its innovative problem solving and design, physical appearance and performance, and its sensitivity to environmental and social issues.
Consisting of a new pumping station at Ness Point, a new treatment works at Corton and three 5km long interconnecting pipelines, the work was completed under a partnering agreement between client Anglian Water, engineer Anglian Water Technology Group, and contractors Mowlem and Purac.
The judges were particularly impressed by the care taken with the overall appearance of the works and liaison efforts with local residents.
The winning project team collected the award from ICE President Mark Whitby at the association annual lunch earlier this month.
A special commendation award was made to St Edmundsbury Borough Council, Suffolk, in recognition of its achievements in promoting the benefits of civil engineering to the community during the design and construction of the Orttewell Road footbridge in Bury St Edmunds (NCE 21 February).
'We have made this special award to the council for its effort, drive, enthusiasm and commitment in engaging local children in the design and construction of the bridge, ' said ICE East Anglia chairman Terry Oakes. 'We particularly commend civil engineer Stephen Day for his leadership'.