Mytholmroyd scheme running for the BCIA ‘Project of the Year’ award

VolkerStevin has been shortlisted for three British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA) 2021.

The prestigious BCIA, in partnership with ICE and the New Civil Engineer, have been running for 34 consecutive years, seeking to recognise and reward excellence in project delivery, and delivery of outcomes for society.

VolkerStevin is a finalist in three categories in this year’s awards. VBA, a joint venture between VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and SNC Lavalin’s Atkins business, has been shortlisted in the Climate Resilience Project of the Year category for its work on the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme.

The flood defences have been developed by the Environment Agency in partnership with Calderdale Council. Design and construction of the scheme was carried out by the Environment Agency’s main contractor VBA.

According to the Calderdale Council, over £41 million has been invested in the new defences in order to provide better protection for around 400 homes and businesses from flooding.

Vital works completed as part of the scheme include:

  • New, raised flood and improved walls;
  • The relocation of Caldene Bridge;
  • Widening of the river channel at key locations;
  • Waterproofing of buildings next to the river.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, 13 October at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

Photo: Environment Agency