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Shortlisting success for JBA Bentley at British Construction Industry Awards

Updated: Sep 7, 2023

JBA Bentley is proud to have been shortlisted for three awards at the 2023 British Construction Industry Awards (BCIAs).


Being named as finalists across the categories demonstrates the variety of work delivered by the design and construct organisation, and recognises the efforts of all those involved, including our people, clients, and partners.


Upon being shortlisted, director Steve Tetlow, said, "We are pleased to have been named as finalists in the British Construction Industry Awards again this year. The awards are the most prestigious in our sector and recognise real engineering and construction excellence.


"Awards are important because they not only provide external validation for the quality of projects we are delivering with our clients, but they recognise the hard work of our talented teams and suppliers too.


"Well done to everyone involved."



Shortlisted projects:


Great Yarmouth Tidal Defences – JBA Bentley - Temporary Works Initiative of the Year


One of JBA Bentley’s largest projects for the Environment Agency, the £42.9m flood defence scheme has now reached stage 2 completion and will provide better protection to 4,500 homes and business in Great Yarmouth.


Without the development of an innovative temporary works solution to facilitate the major quayside flood defence improvement works, Victorian-era Grist Mill would not have been saved. Tasked with using two 300T cranes working in tandem to feed piles to the waterfront, re-usable steel crane pads meant that the operation could take place within a challenging site constrained in size, sitting on a plethora of buried services and surrounded by residents and businesses. The approach made the project viable and at the same time eliminated 9,000 tonnes of stone from the temporary works solution, and reduced carbon by 78%.


Read more about the project in this Environment Agency article published on the Government website.


Mill Fleam Pumping Station (Project MUNIO) – JBA Bentley – Environmental Project of the Year


The £8m scheme – which recently won Medium Project of the Year at the ICE East Midlands Merit Awards - is a key piece of flood defence infrastructure, providing heightened protection in Derby city centre during heavy rainfall, an area that has suffered historic river and surface water flooding.


Several innovations helped overcome space and time constraints, including 3D and augmented reality to improve resource use and safety; off-site and factory manufactured products reducing site-time and enhancing quality; and collaborative design, commissioning, construction and client teams, ensuring the right solution at the right time. Embodied carbon was monitored and removed, and environmental enhancements implemented, as well as ecological management to reduce disturbance to local bat species.


Bradford Beck Culvert Remediation Scheme – JBA Bentley - Upgrade and Renewal Project of the Year


An excellent example of the benefits of early contractor involvement, this scheme saw JBA Bentley carry out urgent repairs to the cast iron beams spanning the culvert underneath the former Bradford Odeon cinema, to maintain the structural integrity of the building ahead of major renovations. The solution delivered significant cost savings compared with alternative solutions and meant works to transform the venue were not delayed.


Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) - JN Bentley's fully integrated design and build company with Mott MacDonald has also been shortlisted in four categories through its projects at Embsay Water Treatment Works in North Yorkshire, and the Strategic Pipeline Alliance - one of the largest strategic water infrastructure projects in the UK.


Colleagues will present to BCIA judges in September before the winners are announced at a ceremony in October. Find out more about on the BCIA website.


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