Clarkebond Project Shortlisted for Ground Engineering Award

A Clarkebond project has been shortlisted for a prestigious 2016 Ground Engineering Award in the category for UK Projects with a Geotechnical Value of between £1M and £3M.

The project nominated for the award concerns the infilling of the former Barnhill Quarry in Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, to create a level  30,000m2 development platform for the construction of housing.  

In places the quarry was 35 metres deep and up to 125 metres wide. Clarkebond overcame considerable challenges to achieve settlement targets within 3 months of filling completion, which was key to the project’s viability.

Before the awards, Clarkebond will attend face-to-face judging by members of the 43-strong jury, made up of clients, contractors, consultants and academics including:
Ken Allison, director of allocation and asset management, Environment Agency
Mike Black, head of geotechnics, Crossrail
Roger Bridge, tunnelling manager, Balfour Beatty
Chris Dulake, engineering director, HS2
Rand Watkins, lead project engineer, London Underground

"We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this award," comments John Pavey, Executive Director, Clarkebond. "It's a great way to demonstrate to our clients that we are best in class and also recognition for the expertise of our teams."

The winners will be announced on 30 June 2016 at a glamorous lunchtime ceremony at the Hilton Park Lane, London, where over 800 of the industry elite will join together for an event filled with entertainment, celebration and networking. 

Engineers: Clarkebond
Compaction Contractor: Landpac
Earthworks Contractor: Sanctus
Site Owners: Chelverton Deeley Freed
Developer: Bloor Homes (Swindon) Ltd          

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