Civil engineers who repaired much of Buxton’s sewer system have won an award for the way they kept disruption down to a minimum while digging up the town’s roads at the same time as Nestle was laying a new pipeline to its new bottling factory.
The firm used the latest techniques to reline the sewer system rather than digging up long stretches of highway during the £1.7 million scheme which took five months to complete and was one of the most extensive and complex sewerage flooding solutions to be undertaken on behalf of Severn Trent Water.
Nottinghamshire civil, mechanical and electrical engineers NMCNomenca were highly commended at a prestigious industry awards for the work, identified as critical by Severn Trent Water, and were commended in the team achievement category of the Institute of Civil Engineers East Midlands Merit Awards (EMMAs).
The EMMAs are the Oscars of ICE, and recognise the region’s top civil engineering projects worldwide by teams based in the East Midlands.
The judging panel of eminent civil engineers were impressed with the way in which other works were planned at the same time to minimise disruption to the public, these included: a new water pipeline for Nestle, an electricity cable installation by Electricity Northwest, and planned resurfacing of traffic sensitive routes by Derbyshire County Council.
Chris Jones, of NMCNomenca, said: “NMCNomenca are proud to be associated with the ICE and its annual East Midlands Merit Awards, and to have been recognised for works carried out in Buxton.
“Working for Severn Trent Water, as part of the AMP5 framework, and in close partnership with Derbyshire County Council, the sewer rehabilitation of Buxton was a success that benefited both local residents and businesses, along with tourists alike.”
Malcolm Jackson, Regional Director of ICE East Midlands, added: “Buxton town centre attracts a lot of traffic and the team worked to minimise disruption and developed a reputation for explaining what was to happen and making it happen on time.”