2019 CEYH Awards

A-one+ Area 12 in Yorkshire and Humber has been shortlisted for SIX categories at the 2019 Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humberside Awards. The finalists will be announced at a special ceremony on 11 July in Leeds.

Our GIS Integrated Area Programme was developed to increase the number of non-scheme work into scheme closures, it provides an instant overview of activity to enable more effective planning and is a contender in the Digital Construction category. Read here for more detail Integrated Area Programme

A-one+ WISHES or Wellbeing, Improvement, Safety, Health and Environment Strategy describes our journey over the last 2 and half years to boost observations and reduce risk as well as our road to wellbeing.  Click the link to find out more WISHES

The designated environmental fund scheme on the A1 (M) Cusworth Park and Garden is shortlisted in the Preservation and Rejuvenation category. This project rebuilt dilapidated dry-stone walling on a lengthy boundary stretch of the park and gardens using salvaged stone collected from the area, we cleared vegetation to protect the wall in future and used the opportunity to train 2 of our new 16 year old operatives in a specialist skill. A case study can be found here Cusworth Park Gardens

A junction safety improvement scheme at Barton Hill on the A64 is shortlisted in the Sustainability category. We managed to thread sustainability throughout from collaboration with the community. The hedgerow cuttings were taken to a local gin distillery, a veteran oak is being reused and made into a bar for the gin company by a local cabinet maker and bat boxes have been made and placed along the route where trees were felled. There was also an otter walkway incorporated to provide safe access away from the busy carriageway and several other initiatives. Click the link to learn more Sustainable Legacy

And finally, our innovative combined noise and restraint barrier was installed on a scheme at junction 39 on the M1 at Durkar. This innovative product is a UK first. Noise levels are being tested again now the structure is installed but early indication from a resident survey is that the barrier has made a difference. The ground-breaking product brought the scheme in well under budget, uses less footprint, provides continuous protection and installation methods should reduce future green estate maintenance around the foundations. It has also been approved to use elsewhere on the strategic network. This has been shortlisted for Innovation and Civils Project of the Year. For more information about the barrier click here Noise and VRS Combined Barrier And, to read about a collaborative learning event held to share industry best practice click the link here Collaborative Learning Event

The Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber (CEYH) awards are organised by the School of Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University. They focus on attention on the important issues in our sector while recognising the best companies, collaborations and projects sharing best practice and inspiring innovation. Winners from the regional event will represent Yorkshire and Humber at the National Constructing Excellence awards in November.

Our congratulations to our well deserving teams who bring about and deliver these wide-ranging and amazing projects and thanks to our supply chain without whom we could not achieve these successes and our client Highways England who continue to trust and support us to manage, maintain and improve the network for them in Area 12.