25th April 2018
Killingworth & Longbenton Surface Water Management Scheme has won the Infrastructure category at the RICS North East Awards 2018:
RICS judges were highly impressed that the scheme has provided flood protection to over 3,500 properties, with total project benefits estimated at over £30 million. The judges also praised the project for providing opportunities to increase biodiversity through the creation of new wetland habitats, ponds and wildflower meadow, which are being used as outdoor learning facilities for local school children.
Whitburn Spills has been Commended (Large Project category) at the ICE North East, Robert Stephenson Awards 2018:
Esh-MWH, working in partnership with Northumbrian Water, was appointed as Framework contractor on Whitburn Spills, a £7.5million project which will improve the performance and resilience of the sewer network in the North Sunderland and South Tyneside area in Sunderland. Around 9,000 properties, including homes and businesses, were affected by our works.
Page Bank has been Commended (Medium Project category) at the ICE North East, Robert Stephenson Awards 2018:
The 30-inch South Derwent Trunk Main that crosses the River Wear had become exposed following river bank erosion after heavy rainfall. There were concerns that further rainfall and flooding would continue to erode the ground and put pressure on the scour pipework and thrust blocks, resulting in major failure of the trunk main. Esh-MWH was appointed to undertake the emergency repairs and the solution involved reshaping the river to redirect the flow, as well as the construction of a rock armour wall to form a new river embankment to protect against further erosion.