ICE success for JBA Bentley and MMB in Yorkshire and Humber

Projects delivered by Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) and JBA Bentley have been recognised by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in Yorkshire and Humber.



The annual ICE Yorkshire and Humber Awards showcase outstanding work done by civil engineers from across the region, with the event moving online to a special virtual ceremony this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.


The Bentley Ings Pumping Station Refurbishment - delivered by JBA Bentley for the Environment Agency - was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in the Centenary Award category; Lindley Wood Spillway - an MMB scheme for Yorkshire Water – was presented with a Certificate of Commendation, in the Smeaton Award category.


Bentley Ings Pumping Station provides flood protection to over 1,400 residential and commercial properties near Doncaster. The project involved the upgrade of pumping equipment and station capacity to increase resilience and improve access during flood events. The project demonstrates JBA Bentley’s ability to respond to the Environment Agency’s requirements for carbon reduction, developing a solution that allows for the sustainable reuse of many of the existing assets on site.


The spillway at Lindley Wood Reservoir, situated within the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, was upgraded to ensure it could withstand a probable maximum flood outflow. To ensure the new structure was in-keeping with existing masonry on site, reinforced concrete and a special formliner were used to great effect.


Operations Director, Ian Bester, said, "Thank you to everyone involved in these projects.


"The focus throughout remained on delivering successful schemes in close collaboration with our clients, which helped us overcome challenges along the way - be it the steep topography at Lindley Wood or the November 2019 floods at Bentley Ings.


"Well done to the teams, you should be proud of this recognition from the ICE."


JN Bentley, MMB and JBA Bentley have a long history of success with the ICE in Yorkshire and Humber, which includes winning the Smeaton Award in 2017 for works at Butterley Spillway.

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