Aberdeen Harbour Board’s £30 million redevelopment of Torry Quay, completed earlier this year, has received an Improving Sustainability Award from CEEQUAL.
The Project Team for the development, which included Aberdeen Harbour Board, Arch Henderson and McLaughlin & Harvey, were praised for various aspects of the project including the re-use of 78% of the total on-site demolition waste as fill for Torry Quay, the use of an extensive silt curtain, during the infilling operation, and the application of Marine Mammal Observer’s during dredging works.
The application was particularly important given that the construction project was taking place on the lower stretches of the River Dee, which is designated as a Special Area of Conservation.
CEEQUAL, is the Assessment and Awards Scheme for improving sustainability in civil engineering, infrastructure, landscaping and works in public spaces. It is promoted by the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) and a group of civil engineering organizations including CIRIA, CECA AND ACE.
Its objective is to encourage the attainment of environmental excellence in civil engineering, and thus to deliver improved environmental and social performance in project specification, design and construction.