A scheme which has significantly reduced flood risk to thousands of properties on the West Sussex coast has been awarded a prestigious national accolade.
The Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls scheme, which was recently completed, is being recognised through the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) National Site Awards.
The Shoreham scheme was carried out by Mackley, working as part of Team Van Oord and on behalf of the Environment Agency, Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, Adur District Council and West Sussex County Council.
Work on site commenced in October 2016, and has significantly reduced flood risk to more than 2,300 properties in Shoreham and East Lancing – as well as protecting important local infrastructure including the road network, railway line and Shoreham Airport.
The CCS National Site Awards recognise construction sites where exceptional standards of consideration are shown towards local neighbourhoods and the general public, the workforce and the environment.
Winning a National Site Award is an exceptional achievement only given to sites that have made the greatest contribution towards improving the image of construction. Only the top scoring registered sites are potentially eligible to win a Bronze, Silver or Gold award – and Team Van Oord will discover which award has been given to the Shoreham scheme at a ceremony in London on 4 April.
Shoreham is the second Team Van Oord scheme to be recognised through the National Site Awards scheme in 2019, with the Stolford Flood Defence Scheme also poised to discover which accolade it has received on 4 April.
The Stolfold scheme – carried out by Kier and Royal HaskoningDHV, working as part of Team Van Oord and on behalf of the Environment Agency – featured the innovative Hillblock block flood protection system.
8 March 2019