Broomhill Sands shortlisted for hat trick of industry awards


A scheme delivered by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency has been named a finalist in two prestigious industry awards schemes.

The Broomhill Sands Coastal Defence Scheme has been named a finalist in two categories in the 2016 Constructing Excellence in London and South East Awards, and in the ICE South East England Engineering Excellence Awards 2016.

The works at Broomhill Sands extend across 2.5km of beach and include: a 1.8km length of rock revetment requiring 265,000 tonne of rock armour and a new concrete wave wall; recharging 700m of shingle beach and replacing the existing timber groynes; and widening and improving the existing access way along the top of the sea defences, including pedestrian access steps and ramps down to the beach.

Constructing Excellence Awards
The Constructing Excellence Awards recognise outstanding built environment companies and projects that have delivered improvements in all-round performance through collaborative working and a real desire to make a difference.

Broomhill Sands has been named a finalist in both the ‘Innovation’ and ‘Project of the Year – Civils’ categories.

For the ‘Innovation’ category the Constructing Excellence judges look for the organisation or project that took the most innovative approach to overcome site or project specific challenges. They particularly look for evidence of how the innovation can be used/applied on other projects.

The ‘Project of the year’ category recognises an outstanding project that “best demonstrates the highest levels of technical achievement, innovation, application of best practice, team working, delivered to time, budget and quality with the highest health and safety standards, lowest environmental impact and most importantly to the customer’s delight”.

The winners will be announced at the Constructing Excellence in London and South East Awards dinner in London on 30 June.

All winners are put forward for the National Constructing Excellence Awards held annually in the autumn.

ICE South East England Engineering Excellence Awards
The ICE South East England Engineering Excellence Awards are the premier showcase for engineering excellence across South East England. The awards recognises excellence and imaginative concepts in civil engineering practice and construction projects, and promote excellence in the engineering profession.

All award winners are required to demonstrate excellence in design and construction, drawing attention to project management, financial control and health and safety

The ICE awards will be presented at a ceremony at The Grand, Brighton on 14 July.

Previous awards success
The Broomhill Sands scheme is no stranger to success.

Earlier this year it received the Innovation Award at the 2016 Environment Agency Project Excellence Awards which recognise excellent project work undertaken by the Environment Agency and its partners.

And last year the scheme was the recipient of the Environment Agency Exemplar Award which is presented annually to recognise outstanding health, safety and environmental performance in the delivery of its projects.

5 May 2016