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BB Awards 2018: The Avenue Project gets special award


The Avenue Project received a Special Award, last night at the 2018 Brownfield Briefing Awards at the Tower Hotel attended by 500 people.

There has only been one previous special award in the 14 year history of the awards and the judges said; "It was an example of a long term, large scale, technically and logistically complex project to unlock a fenced-off highly contaminated site, which has been used as an exemplar since inception involving thermal desorption, ex-situ bioremediation and waste sorting. Many lessons have been learned as it progressed, and it has provided valuable practical experience for many in the industry."

The awards were sponsored by National Grid, NHBC, GeoStream UK, Groundsure, Seed Environmental and the Waterman Group.

The winners:

Best use of a combination of remediation techniques:   

FLI QDS Remediation and Hydrock Consultants for Remediation of a former chemical factory, Four Ashes, Staffordshire

Best in situ treatment:

Northern Gas Networks for Sunshine on the Tyne - Redheugh Gas Holder Station Remediation

Best conceptual design (sponsored by Geostream) - Joint winners:

Geotechnical and Environmental Associates for - Unlocking the redevelopment of a Galligu and petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated site. And ERM for Remedial Strategy Development for Complex Fractured Bedrock DNAPL site

Best scoping or operation of a site investigation (sponsored by NHBC):

Arcadis for detailed characterisation of a former oil depot

Best project closure/verification process:

Vertase FLI for Sandford Farm Landfill Remediation

Best public participation (including use of visualisation):

Thurrock Council and Purfleet Centre Regeneration Limited (PCRL)
for The Purfleet Centre

Best re-use of materials on a project:

Vertase FLI, RSK Environment, Taylor Wimpey UK for Sandford Farm Landfill Remediation

Best science/laboratory advance:

Rodgers Leask, ProNu-Dec, University of Reading for Magnetic Molecules

Best digital innovation in brownfield:

Atkins and National Grid Property for Digital Surveying using UAVs across a Portfolio of Former Gasworks Sites

Best urban regeneration project:

Berkeley West Thames, Atkins, and C A Blackwell for Southall Waterside

Best brownfield infrastructure project (sponsored by Groundsure):

Rodgers Leask Environmental and St.Modwen for the Littlecombe Development

Best biodiversity enhancement (including SuDS)

Ramboll UK for Walthamstow Wetlands

Best young brownfield professional (sponsored by Seed Environmental):

Roseanna Bloxham of RSK

Brownfield Project of the Year (sponsored by Waterman):

Berkeley West Thames, Atkins, and C A Blackwell for Southall Waterside

Special Award:

The Avenue Project from Homes England, Jacobs, VSD and Turner & Townsend

Highly commended certificates:

Best scoping or operation of a site investigation:

National Grid Property Holdings, WYG, RSK and RemedX for their project Integrated site investigation and in-situ pilot trials for coal tar NAPL characterisation and remediation at a major former gasworks and AECOM for their project Assessment of a Historical Chemical Waste Area.

Best project closure/verification process:

Atkins for their project Groundwater Monitoring and Bio-Trap Microbial Analysis

Best digital innovation in brownfield:

Ambisense and the Institute of Environmental Analytics for their project Ambilytics

Best Urban Regeneration Project:

Atkins/SNC-Lavalin on behalf of The Inglis Consortium for their project Millbrook Park

Best biodiversity enhancement (including SuDS):

St Modwen Developments and Atkins for their project Coed Darcy and Crymlyn Bog - Natural Neighbours

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