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Success for JBA Bentley after big win at British Construction Industry awards

JBA Bentley has enjoyed a successful night at the prestigious British Construction Industry Awards (BCIAs) as its project at Mill Fleam Pumping Station was named Environmental Project of the Year.

The BCIAs celebrate the built environment sector, recognising excellence in project delivery and the hard work of clients, architects, designers, and contractors. Hosted in London, 20 winners were announced, with JBA Bentley - together with JN Bentley and Mott MacDonald Bentley - shortlisted across eight of them.

The project at Mill Fleam has provided the city of Derby with a new flood defence infrastructure asset, heightening protection of the city during heavy rainfall. Overcoming a number of challenging environmental factors, the project was contained in the city centre near a public park that contained bats, birds, and aquatic life.

Innovative augmented reality software was used during the work to assist with planning site operations and communicating the presence of buried services to site teams. The technology was beneficial as it provided an enhanced view of the existing site in photographic quality.

The BCIA judges were, “Impressed with the level of innovation, such as using augmented reality and it was clear that this contributed to the excellent delivery, safely and on programme.”

They also recognised a great outcome from a truly collaborative team.

Ian Bester, Operations Director, said: “It’s fantastic to see our teams and projects recognised at this year’s prestigious BCIA’s for excellence in engineering and construction.

“This really demonstrates the professionalism, talent and drive that our teams possess to deliver industry leading infrastructure projects and initiatives.

“Our winners, finalists and shortlisted teams should all be very proud – congratulations and thank you!”

The full list of recognition for JBA Bentley, JN Bentley and MMB is as follows:

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

  • Strategic Pipeline Alliance (SPA) – MMB – Carbon Net Zero Initiative of the Year (Winner) and Product Innovation of the Year (Finalist)

  • Embsay Water Treatment Works – MMB – Carbon Net Zero Initiative of the Year and Utility Project of the Year (Finalist)

  • Great Yarmouth Tidal Defences – JBA Bentley - Temporary Works Initiative of the Year (Finalist)

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

  • Anglian Water’s @one Alliance (another alliance on which MMB is a key partner) was also highly commended in the Health, Safety & Wellbeing Initiative of the Year category for its LIFE Fest event.


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