JBA Bentley has been recognised at the Green Apple Awards, picking up three ‘Environmental Best Practice’ Awards for the successful delivery of low carbon and environmentally friendly projects.
The three projects – South Ferriby, Bentley Ings Pumping Station and Sheaf Screen – all designed to improve flood protection, were commended for their low carbon and environmentally friendly construction solutions.
South Ferriby (pictured) – a flood protection scheme in North Lincolnshire – is designed to protect 150 local residential properties, as well as CEMEX’s nearby cement factory, after flood damage in 2013. The project demonstrated excellent environmental practice by reducing 10,000t of CO2e through reusing materials from the CEMEX factory, instead of importing. Working closely with Natural England, JBA Bentley ensured minimal impact on the ecological environment, thus protecting the Humber estuary which is an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and an SPA (Special Protection Area).
Bentley Ings Pumping Station is a renovation project that builds resilience against climate change: we have upgraded the existing pumping station and improved flood protection, provided a low carbon and environmentally friendly solution that reused existing infrastructure, reducing capital carbon by 60%. The project also made use of existing embankments for emergency access, as well as planting trees and hedgerows to support the surrounding environment. The project was also featured in this year’s edition of Water Projects Online.
Finally, JBA Bentley’s project on the River Sheaf in Sheffield saw the replacement of an existing debris screen, designed to reduce the risk of localised flooding. Our solution replaced the original screen with an automated screen and cleaning system, contributing towards an overall saving of 700t of CO2e.
The Environmental Best Practice Awards recognises and rewards organisations who deliver projects that make efficient use of resources, support wider goals of sustainable development (including social community benefits), and improve environmental practice.
Learn more about these and other schemes JBA Bentley is delivering for the Environment Agency on the new JBA Bentley website.