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Stantec shortlisted for two British Construction Industry Awards


Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design and engineering, has been shortlisted in two categories at this year’s British Construction Industry Awards (BCIAs). Stantec is up for Place Making Initiative of the Year for its work on Waterbeach School Street, as well as Environment & Sustainability Initiative of the Year for its work on Hollym, Myers Lane Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW).

Hosted by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and New Civil Engineer, the BCIAs seek to recognise and reward excellence in project delivery across the built environment and in generating positive outcomes for society.

At the Waterbeach development near Cambridge, Stantec applied a radical new methodology to design the street network for its client Urban & Civic. This led to the removal of all motor vehicle traffic from outside a proposed new primary school.

By re-coding the uses of the streets in the outline masterplan, Stantec’s design shifted the focus of the area from one where conflict arises between children and cars to one where a landscaped plaza facilitates safer routes to school, play and interaction. The approach, pushed by Urban & Civic and supported and encouraged by other stakeholders including the county council, will result in a positive, healthier experience for children and parents alike.

Wesley Wroe, Stantec’s Technical Lead for Active Travel said: “As people’s mobility habits and preferences change, our transport network needs to ensure a safe environment for all users. Drawing motor traffic away from sensitive areas like schools, while encouraging healthier methods of travel is key step on this journey. We’re proud that our work in Waterbeach will help protect children and residents, as well as boost local sustainability.”

Hollym, Myers Lane WwTW near Withernsea is a low-energy, carbon-efficient aerated facultative process treatment works owned by Yorkshire Water. It replaced the original Sewage Treatment Works which was on one of the fastest eroding coastlines in Europe. Stantec designed the new works as an best practice example of low-carbon wastewater treatment. It eliminates sludge production and untreated storm overflow discharges while saving up to 60% in whole-life carbon across the scheme compared to a traditional activated sludge-plant.

Ross Anderson, Stantec’s Water Operations Director for the Yorkshire region added: “This project is a fantastic example of a low carbon solution tailored to meet the specific challenges of a seaside resort town while protecting bathing water quality. Addressing bathing water quality concerns is a priority for our industry and we need to use cutting-edge thinking to achieve results. Our teams should be delighted with what they have achieved with this project for Yorkshire Water.“

Stantec was also the lead designer on the A31 Ringwood Bridge Replacement & Widening Scheme. This project was put forward for consideration by National Highways and is shortlisted for Environmental Project of the Year. The BCIAs will be held on Wednesday 11 October in London. 

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Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they're our communities too. This allows us to assess what's needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what's never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.

We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

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