Arcadis and Atkins win big in Brownfield Briefing Awards 2016

BBC science correspondent David Shukman presenting the Brownfield Briefing Awards.

This year's Brownfield Briefing awards have handed out 12 awards and three commendations to companies and projects that have excelled in technical and conceptual excellence in the use of brownfield within projects.

As the usage of brownfield land is increasing yearly, with 10-20% of current developments in the UK taking place on brownfield sites, the importance of the specialism was highlighted by by BBC science correspondent David Shukman who presented the awards.

Leading the award count were Arcadis and Atkins, followed by Wales and West Utilities. Arcadis won an award for Best Conceptual Design and was also part of two winning joint projects. Atkins was part of three winning joint projects and also received an award commendation, while employing the winner of the Young Brownfield Professional Award.

Wales and West Utilities also featured prominently, as part of two winning joint projects.

The full list of winners of the Brownfield Briefing Awards 2016 is as follows.

Category 1 – Best use of a combination of remediation techniques
Winner: Wales & West Utilities Ltd and Coleman Remediation Services

Category 2 – Best in situ treatment
Winner: ERM

Category 3 – Best conceptual design
Winner: Arcadis

Category 4 – Best scoping or operation of a site investigation
Winner: Arcadis and Shoreham Port

Category 5 – Best project closure/verification process
Winner: St Modwen, Atkins and Prosurv Consult

Category 6 – Best public participation (including use of visualisation)
Winner: National Grid Property Holdings, Atkins, Coleman & Company, Deloitte and Local Dialogue

Category 7 – Best re-use of materials on a project
Winner: Ecologia Environmental Solutions Limited and BAM Nuttall Limited

Category 8 – Best science/laboratory advance
Winner: Arcadis and ALcontrol Laboratories

Category 9 – Best urban regeneration project
Winner: Atkins,St Modwen Development Ltd, Swansea University and Prosurv Consult
Highly Commended: Hydrock, International Process Plants, Ainsley Gommon Architects

Category 10 – Best brownfield infrastructure project
Winner: Interlink Joint Venture consisting of Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall, Morrison Construction, Sir Robert McAlpine
Highly Commended: 
Atkins, National Grid, Erith, Aecom
WYG with Commercial Estates Group (CEG)

Category 11 – Best biodiversity enhancement
Winner: Wales & West Utilities Ltd and Hydrock and Keystone Environmental

Category 12 – Best young brownfield professional
Winner: Matthew Timmins – Atkins

An award was also given for the Beautiful Brownfield photo competition and this went to Kamil Kaczmarczyk, BAM Nuttall.