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Bridge project honoured at industry awards

20th November 2013

Built environment specialists have come together to honour industry achievements at the Builder and Engineer Awards 2013, of which Bromak was a sponsor.Bromak sponsored the Public Sector Project of the Year category and presented the award to the winners, the Northside Bridge replacement project.

Managed by Balfour Beatty, Cumbria County Council and Capita Civil Engineering, the £11.2 million scheme replaced the bridge over the River Derwent in Workington.

The old bridge was destroyed by floods in 2009 and left the community facing a 22 mile detour.

Work began in August 2011 and the replacement bridge opened on 22 October 2012, four weeks before the anniversary of the floods.

This met the three-year timescale set for the completion of the project despite it facing a number of challenges, from difficult ground conditions to the environment considerations.

Dave Brooks, managing director of Bromak, said: “We wanted to sponsor this category to recognise the hard work within the sector, and it was a pleasure to present the award to the Northside Bridge replacement project.

“The project is an excellent example of partners working collaboratively, not only with each other but with the local community.

“The teams worked in a dedicated and professional way to overcome any obstacles, taking into account the social and environmental implications.

“The structure was the final step in Workington’s recovery from the devastation of the floods and is fully deserving of the recognition it’s received. Congratulations to all involved.”

The awards ceremony, which celebrated its 10th year, was held The Point at the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester.

The judging panel was made up of five leading professionals in the built environment industry and chaired by Builder and Engineer editor Peter Barber.

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