Four VolkerStevin projects have been shortlisted in the Project of the Year award categories at the Construction News Awards 2020.
These projects are:
- Lincolnshire Lakes Flood Defense Scheme (under £20m);
- Victory Jetty (£20-£50m);
- Ipswich Tidal Barrier (£20-£50m);
- Dover Western Docks Revival (over £50m).
Commenting the latest announcement, VolkerStevin Managing Director, Rob Coupe, said: “The announcement of this shortlist for the Construction News Awards is a fantastic achievement for the team and a true testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved.”
“These projects not only delivered for their respective clients and communities, but are truly representative of our collaborative and forward-thinking approach. We look forward to attending the award ceremony in July.”
Lincolnshire Lakes Flood Defense Scheme
Completed in August 2019, Lincolnshire Lakes Flood Defense Scheme was a £13.3m project awarded to VBA (a joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business), with Mott MacDonald leading project management and design.
These nationally important infrastructure works, contracted to VolkerStevin by the Defense Infrastructure Organisation, allowed Portsmouth Naval Base to house Britain’s two new £3bn, 65,000t aircraft carriers: HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Queen Elizabeth. Using a phased contract approach to accelerate the project by 16 months, the team was able to incorporate additional works and still deliver below budget.
Ipswich Tidal Barrier
Ipswich Tidal Barrier was the first new rising sector gate constructed in the UK since the Thames Barrier almost 40 years ago.
“The VBA team achieved a feat of engineering excellence, installing the 20m wide, 200t steel gate to a tolerance of just 2mm. In all, the expertise of 40 national and international suppliers helped us deliver the scheme and despite our far-reaching supply chain, 80% of operatives lived locally,” said the company.
The development of land around the town, enabled the creation of up to four thousand jobs.
Dover Western Docks Revival
Dover Western Docks Revival stands out for the way in which the VSBW (VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster) team managed the wide-ranging, complex delivery on a project of such an immense scale. They delivered a large and complex work scope to construct £115m of new infrastructure that has transformed Dover’s Port and Waterfront for future generations.