Morpeth Flood Alleviation Scheme triumphs at the national Constructing Excellence Awards

Laura Macdonald

Regional Marketing and Business Development Manager

We provided project and cost management services for this Environment Agency-backed project that has won Constructing Excellence National Civils Project of the Year.

Morpeth Flood Alleviation Scheme, which Turner & Townsend project and cost managed, has won Civils Project of the Year at the National Constructing Excellence Awards.

The Constructing Excellence Awards recognise the very best companies, collaborations and projects sharing best practice and inspiring others to adopt new and better ways of working.

The Environment Agency backed Morpeth Flood Alleviation scheme has overcome strong competition to be awarded the highest accolade from Constructinfg Excellence of both Regional and National Project of the Year in the Civils category.

The successful yet challenging project was jointly funded between the Environment Agency and Northumberland County Council and supported by a strong team including Turner & Townsend for Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) project management and cost management services, Balfour Beatty as Principal Contractor and CH2M as Lead Designer.

The overall project team worked in collaboration to overcome a range of environmental constraints and to provide flood defences to protect the local community after a number of flood events.

Graeme Braithwaite, Director of Turner & Townsend, said: “I am delighted with this award, which is testament to the commitment and expertise of the whole project team. Turner & Townsend is very proud of the longstanding relationship and standard of work delivered for both Northumberland County Council and the Environment Agency, which has set a new benchmark of excellence for future commissions.”

Morpeth Flood Alleviation Scheme also recently won the regional (North East) Civil Engineering Contractors Association ‘Project of the Year’ award.