16 March 2010
International consultancy, WYG, came away with two awards at the recent Yorkshire & Humber Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) award ceremony in Sheffield.
The winning project which took top spot in the Yorkshire Award for Excellence category was the A6102 Sheffield Storm Damage Sites scheme, which was originated by Sheffield City Council, designed by WYG and constructed by Carillion Engineering.
The scheme was held up as a shining example of a civil engineering project by the judges, who commented it “clearly demonstrated the commitment, perseverance and skill of civil engineers in addressing those challenges which our communities face”.
The A6102 project was a result of prolonged heavy rainstorms in June 2007. Two sections of the highway collapsed into the River Don, closing one of the major routes into Sheffield City centre and threatening major water mains and a gas main located in the road serving the city.
Sheffield City Council engaged the WYG/Carillion team to reinstate the river valley sides and rebuild the highway. The works were completed and the road reopened to traffic in December 2008 – ahead of the original programme. This was made possible due to the innovative alternative design solution developed by WYG in conjunction with Carillion, which was subsequently agreed by the client.
The second success of the evening came with the Kingswood Parks Development Infrastructure project being awarded a Commendation.
Peter Crosland, Director at WYG Engineering said: “Having two projects recognised at this level is a fantastic achievement for our teams across both the engineering and geo/environmental parts of the business. We were always confident of one of the projects doing well and we were proved right on the night!”
The Kingswood Parks project is a 188 hectare site of mixed use development to the north of Kingston-upon-Hull. This long term development project with which WYG have been involved from the outset, includes areas of commercial, retail, leisure and housing development with future proposals which include a local centre with small shops, a medical centre and primary schools.
In the latest phase of the development, WYG worked on the construction of over 2km of main highways infrastructure which was completed in June 2009. The consultants also facilitated a further 52 hectare of serviced land to be released as part of the phased development of residential and commercial development allowing permitted regional housing targets to be met and the opportunity for further job creation within the region.
Photograph (L-R): Peter Crosland, WYG; Ian Samworth, WYG; Paul Jowett, President of the Institution of Civil Engineers