Success for JBA Bentley at the ICE Yorkshire and Humber Awards

JBA Bentley and Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) enjoyed a successful evening at the recent Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Awards in Yorkshire and Humber.



The annual ceremony took place at Sheffield City Hall, hosted by BBC TV presenter Marty Jopson, who presented awards for civil engineering excellence for projects delivered across the Yorkshire and Humber region.


JBA Bentley and MMB both received a certificate of commendation for works at the Victoria Clough Culvert (JBA-B) and on the North Scour Pipe Upgrade at Damflask Reservoir (MMB).


The Victoria Clough Culvert project saw JBA Bentley appointed by the Environment Agency to carry out urgent intervention to repair the existing structure and reduce flood risk. Through key collaboration the team managed to deliver a 54% carbon reduction, £130k in efficiencies and improvements to operational safety.


Ian Bester, Operations Director, said, "Despite not winning, the Victoria Clough Culvert Team should be incredibly proud of this achievement which is a great testament to the success of the project, and everyone involved. Very well-done team!"


The North Scour Pipe Upgrade at Damflask Reservoir saw the development and installation of a bespoke rail guidance system to retrofit new 900mm internal diameter pipework into a confined tunnel 1.6m in diameter. Despite on-site challenges, the team successfully developed a solution to overcome the reservoir's insufficiency to drawdown as needed, and upgrade the 123-year-old asset.


This is the latest in a line of awards and commendations received for the innovative scheme, which last year was recognised by the Pipeline Industries Guild, wining the ‘Utility Pipeline Projects Award’.


Contracts Manager for the Damflask scheme, Matt Oxley, said, “Very pleased with the Certificate of Commendation for the Damflask scheme, it is rewarding to still be receiving recognition for such a great project which everyone worked so hard on. Well done to all and a great night.”

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