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Morgan Sindall Grontmij joint venture scoops award for Scarborough project

Morgan Sindall and Grontmij joint venture project representatives collecting their Institution of Civil Engineers Yorkshire and Humber Centenary Award.

A joint venture between Morgan Sindall and Grontmij has won the prestigious Institution of Civil Engineers Yorkshire and Humber Centenary Award which is given annually to the best infrastructure project worth £5 million or over in the region.

The joint venture won the award for the £26 million Scarborough Revised Bathing Water Directive scheme which was delivered on behalf of Yorkshire Water. The project was commissioned to improve the quality of Scarborough’s bathing waters and ensure they meet the EU’s revised Bathing Water Directive. The work involved the Morgan Sindall Grontmij joint venture managing a range of technically challenging civil, mechanical and electrical works across five principal site locations in Scarborough and the surrounding area.

The overall scheme focused on improving the quality of the water which is discharged into the sea during storms and involved the construction of a 1 megawatt UV system with 16,000 m3 of additional storm water storage over three separate locations, Scarborough Waste Water Treatment Works (10,000m3), Toll House Pumping Station (5,000m3) and Wheatcroft Sewage Pumping Station (1,000m3). The Toll House Pumping Station required the construction of a new 20 metre diameter, 35 metre deep storage shaft by the joint venture. The team also built diversion and reconnection tunnels between the existing sewer at the Toll House Pumping Station and a new Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO). In addition, a second new CSO with 1.5 metre and 2.4 metre diameter outlets was constructed at Corner Café and two new pumping stations were constructed at Toll House and Scalby Mills to accommodate the increased water flows. These pumping stations will transfer up to 6,500 liters per second of waste water.

In addition to the successful delivery of technical works, the Morgan Sindall Grontmij joint venture developed excellent community links, acting as the primary interface for the residents, visitors, community groups and local businesses that had been impacted by the improvement works. This is the latest accolade for the scheme, which has garnered widespread recognition including ‘Project of the Year’ and the ‘Innovation Award’ at the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber 2014 Awards.

Well done to the team on attaining another well-deserved award.