4 May 2010
Two landmark developments in Corby were among the winners at the Institution of Civil Engineering East Midlands Merit Awards (EMMA's) 2010 held recently in Nottingham.
The aim of the EMMA's is to celebrate and raise awareness of innovative and exceptional civil engineering projects and team working in our region.
Corby East Midlands International Pool won the Large Project category. It is an olympic and paralympic training facility with swimming pools, gymnasia and other associated services. The pool incorporates sustainable construction, innovative use of timber engineering and complex roof geometry.
Expert consultants from WYG provided structural, civil, building and environmental services on the significant development, which was delivered on time and within budget.
Richard Brown, Regional Director at WYG Engineering said: "The Corby Pool project proved to be a challenging structure and the design and construction team deserve credit for delivering a great building, which has culminated in winning this award."
WYG’s success continued with Corby Railway Station winning the Team Achievement category. As part of the strategy to regenerate Corby, the new station consists of a modular building, high quality public realm, an integrated transport interchange and associated car parking facilities.
”This is the third award that the station has won, which is a testament to the achievements of the whole team” added Richard.
The award credited the close collaboration between all the partners involved in the project including WYG, the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), North Northants Development Corporation (NNDC), Corby Borough Council and Network Rail.
Simon Evans, chief executive of North Northants Development Company said: "Winning these two prestigious awards is further recognition of the significant regeneration being achieved in Corby.
Corby Railway Station and the Corby East Midlands International Pool are just two of the major infrastructure projects that are improving the lives of local residents and attracting further investment to Corby and North Northamptonshire. These awards reflect the high design standard of these projects, and are a testament to the hard work all our partners have put in to deliver them."
Photograph (L-R): Paul Jowett, President of the Institution of Civil Engineering, Bill Duke, Associate Director, WYG and Ian Williamson, Willmott Dixon