JBA Bentley projects at Bentley Ings and Great Yarmouth – delivered for the Environment Agency – have been shortlisted in four categories at this year’s British Construction Industry Awards.
Bentley Ings Pumping Station – a scheme to boost pumping capacity, increase flood resilience and improve emergency access to better protect 1,400 homes and business – has been shortlisted for ‘Upgrade and Renewal Project of the Year’ and ‘Climate Resilience Project of the Year’.
Also making the shortlist is Great Yarmouth Tidal Defences Epoch 2, one of JBA Bentley’s largest schemes for the Environment Agency.
Up for ‘Carbon Net Zero Initiative of the Year’ and ‘Environment and Sustainability Initiative of the Year’, the project (pictured) involves major works to renovate and replace flood defences that provide protection to 4,500 homes and business.
Both projects demonstrate JBA Bentley’s ability to deliver innovative, low-carbon and sustainable solutions. At Great Yarmouth, careful planning, innovative design, material re-use and sourcing local suppliers contributed to a >40% reduction in carbon. At Bentley Ings, challenging the scope, innovative design and considering alternative construction methods from the outset contributed to a >60% reduction in capital carbon.
Operations Director, Ian Bester, said, "It’s great to see our projects recognised in these prestigious industry awards.
"I’ve seen first-hand the hard work and commitment of our teams to deliver both schemes – working collaboratively and driving innovation to deliver sustainable, low-carbon solutions – so it’s fantastic to see their efforts recognised.”
The winners will be announced in October.
Learn more about these and other schemes JBA Bentley is delivering for the Environment Agency on the new JBA Bentley website.