Environmental Project of the Year

Cockett Wick Seawall Improvements

The Cockett Wick Seawall Improvements project is a £10m investment to better protect more than 3000 properties and businesses along the Essex coast. Works include placement of more than 14000t of rock armour, installation of over 150 steel tubular piles and 330m of new reinforced concrete footpath and seawall.

Highway Dam

The St Blazey Flood Storage Reservoir was located in St Blazey, Cornwall. The reservoir was identified as being at a high risk of failure and a high risk to life. The project was to discontinue the reservoir by removing Highway Dam and providing the opportunity to create new habitat.

Holderness Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS)

JBA Bentley (JBAB) designed, built and commissioned a new 10m3/s ‘online’ pumping station and flood storage area (Aquagreen). The solution became operational in December 2023 and has supported effective incident response and recovery by protecting around 1,000 properties during six major named storm events.

Howgate Close: Post-hydrocarbon ready homes

Howgate Close in the Nottinghamshire village of Eakring, is a residential development of nine privately rented homes. Each home’s average daily energy cost during their first 18months of occupation is 45pence/day. Instrumental to this performance and achieving exceptional energy efficiency standards is EWI Pro’s forensic approach to the fabric design.

Lower Otter Restoration Project, Devon

The £27m Lower Otter Restoration Project (LORP) has created a lasting legacy for people and the environment. Natural processes have been reinstated, restoring 55ha of nationally rare intertidal habitat. Vulnerable infrastructure has been moved out of the floodplain, leaving the community and ecosystem more resilient to climate change.

Outstrays to Skeffling Managed Realignment Scheme

The Outstrays to Skeffling Managed Realignment Scheme creates new intertidal and freshwater habitat to compensate for habitat losses from flood defence, coastal squeeze and future port development on the Humber Estuary, as well as improving the level of protection from flooding and providing improved public facilities and access for all.

Parsons Tunnel Rockfall Structure

The project delivered a 100m-long precast concrete rockfall shelter, built using an innovative travelling rail-mounted gantry crane spanning the track for a modular build approach, and over 1400 soil nails to stabilise a 30m high cliff on an isolated stretch of railway sandwiched between the cliff and the English Channel.

Southsea Coastal Scheme Sub-frontage 1

The £185M Southsea Coastal Scheme is the UK’s largest Local Authority led FCERM Scheme. The scheme stretches 4.5km from Old Portsmouth to Eastney and the new defences will reduce the risk of coastal flooding and erosion to more than 10,000 homes, 700 businesses, 3 scheduled monuments and 74 listed structures.

The Thames Tideway Tunnel

The Thames Tideway Tunnel, London’s 'super sewer', has begun protecting the River Thames for future generations. It is being commissioned within the regulatory timeframe set when the project began and within the predicted cost range for bill payers. It leaves a legacy of new standards for delivering major infrastructure.