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Highways Scoop Double Award Win at RICS Social Impact Award 2020!

10th June 2020

We are pleased to announce our Highways business unit have won “Infrastructure” and “Project of the Year” for the £22m Anlaby and East Ella Flood Alleviation Scheme at the Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors (RICS)Social Impact Awards, Yorkshire & Humber.

RICS took the decision to move the RICS Social Impact Award ceremonies to a digital platform via recorded videos, with the winners announced via a virtual ceremony on Friday (5th June).

The awards recognise built environment’s positive and transformational contribution to society and the range of projects and initiatives showcasing the very best from across the country. 

Our project team in partnership with East Riding Yorkshire Council, designers Mason Clark Associates, Pell Frischmann and COVI ltd delivered the award winning scheme which reduces pluvial flood risk to c4000 properties to areas of Hull and Haltemprice, many of which were affected by the floods of 2007. The scheme comprises a 1.5km 1.8m diameter tunnel, a new 120,000m³ storage lagoon and interaction with existing watercourses and reservoir. 

Significant public engagement and support from other statutory bodies were utilised at all stages of this project, generating tremendous support and an environmentally sensitive construction process and robust scheme.

The judges said: “The Anlaby and East Ella Flood Alleviation Scheme is an outstanding example of a project devised to address the devastating human and social impacts of flooding.

“The project comprises a 1.5 kilometre 1.8 metre diameter tunnel, a 120,000 cubic metre lagoon and the infrastructure between, all of which is designed upon the principal of gravity flow, which simply allows it to work without the risk of operative intervention and hugely reducing its carbon footprint.

“It was clear to the judges that the wide-ranging collaboration by East Yorkshire Council, Hull City Council, the Environment Agency, Yorkshire Water and numerous other public agencies and stakeholders through the planning, modelling and construction phases has led to an exceptionally executed project.”

All winning entries from across Yorkshire & Humber will now go forward to the RICS Social Impact Awards Grand Final on Thursday 24 September at the Hilton Park Lane.

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