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Inspiring projects celebrated at CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Awards 2016

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Winners of the 2016 CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Awards, which honours some of the top sustainability accomplishments by civil engineering project teams, were announced at a special event at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London last night.

Returning for the third time, the CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Awards recognise and celebrate projects that demonstrate pinnacle best-practice performance in a particular area of their CEEQUAL assessment.

With a record number of nominations received from a diverse range of projects, awards were presented for exemplary achievements in categories including ‘Project Management’, ‘Material Use’, and ‘Community and Stakeholder Relations’.

Decided by an expert panel of independent judges, the winning projects were:

Luke’s PointWastewaterPumping Station – Project Management

ThameslinkProgramme:Borough Viaduct – Effects on Neighbours

Old Swan Household Waste Recycling Centre – Material Use

Grey to Green Phase 1 – Landscape

Thameslink Programme: Borough Viaduct – Historic Environment

Grey to Green Phase 1 – Water Environment

Crossrail: Thames Tunnel – Water Resources

OASIS Project – Community and Stakeholder Relations

Athea Wind Farm – Energy and Carbon

As well as winning in two categories, Grey to GreenPhase 1 – a project to transform Sheffield’s Riverside Business District – also received a special accolade by being presented with the Eric Hughes Award for Outstanding Contribution to Improving Sustainability in Civil Engineering.

Speaking at the event, CEEQUAL Managing Director Chris Broadbent said: “Many congratulations to all of the winners as well as to those shortlisted. These awards are a well-deserved celebration of the commitment that project teams have to improving and championing sustainability in civil engineering and of their pride in making a tangible difference. All of these projects are vital drivers of innovation in materials, procedures and engagement, which are achieving more sustainable outcomes and delivering greater value for people, places, economies and the environment.”

Along with the winners, several other projects were singled out for their achievements by receiving Highly Commended awards:

Spårväg City Line 7 Accessibility Upgrade, Part 1 – Project Management

Crossrail: Western Running Tunnels, Bond Street & Tottenham Court Road SCL – Effects on Neighbours

West Truro Retail Park – Waste Management

Huyton & Roby Capacity Scheme – Land Use

Truro Eastern Park and Ride – Historic Environment

A32 Cherrymount Link – Historic Environment

Old Swan Household Waste Recycling Centre – Community and Stakeholder Relations

Harbour Way Project – Restoration of Contaminated Land

Further details on all the winning and highly commended projects can be found at



CEEQUAL is the evidence-based sustainability assessment, rating and awards scheme for civil engineering and part of the BREEAM family of international sustainability standards. It rigorously assesses and rates a project’s strategy and performance against a range of best practice sustainability measures.