Last week, Land & Water was named winner in the category Project of the Year by a Specialist (subcontract up to £1m) for its work at Taplow Bridge at the 2019 Construction News Specialists Awards. The awards brought together over 750 of the UK’s leading specialist contractors for an evening of celebration, recognition and networking.
The inspirational winners of the 2019 Construction News Specialists Awards were crowned in front of the industry peers 27 March at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
After a face to face review by a panel of over 70 expert judges, Land & Water was recognised for its work on Taplow Bridge in the category Project of the Year by a Specialist (subcontract up to £1m). The project began last year, after major developer Berkeley Homes, secured a parcel of land on the River Thames in Taplow, Berkshire for a new housing development. The company approached Land & Water to help with footbridge access that would span the River Thames onto Ray Mill Island. Access to this section of the development site was limited and construction of the bridge from the land was not possible.
Land & Water’s project specialists utilised an innovative approach that would allow installation of the bridge from the water to connect two parts of the land over a 35 metre stretch of the River Thames. The solution required the installation of extensive piled foundations and construction of intricate reinforced concrete abutments to support a statement bridge, culminating with the delivery of the iconic footbridge by water on a unique pontoon, spun across the river to allow the bridge to be lowered onto the abutments with mm to spare.
CN editor Tom Fitzpatrick said: “The Construction News Specialists Awards recognise the achievements and the outstanding contribution of those companies who bring the innovation, the workforce and the vision to help this industry realise its potential.
Congratulations to all our worthy winners whose work continues to buck the Brexit doom and gloom and showcase the best of the UK construction industry.”
Kevin Kirkland, Construction Director at Land & Water comments “We are delighted to be celebrating Land & Water’s success at the Construction News Specialist Awards.
The judges were impressed with our showcase of ‘true fusion of marine, civils and construction methods working on a phenomenally challenging site’. We want to thank our specialist project partners Berkley Homes, SH Structures, COWI and Knight Architects. We were also shortlisted in the Offsite Construction Awards and Construction Excellence Awards for our work at Taplow Bridge and look forward to the results in the near future.”