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Tunnel team wins major industry award
11 October 2012, London
The £260million New Tyne Crossing project has scooped one of the construction industry's most prestigious awards - the Major Civils Project Award - at the 25th British Construction Industry Awards held at Grosvenor House on London's Park Lane on 10 October 2012.
The winning team, hosted by High-Point Rendel (Principal Designer), Bouygues Travaux Publics (Main Contractor) and TT2 (Project Concessionaire) included Tyne & Wear Integrated Transport Authority (Commissioning Authority) and Parsons Brinckerhoff (design sub-consultants), who collectively participated in the award submission and Judges' site visit earlier this year.
On presenting the award, host BBC Broadcaster Jeremy Vine summarised the judges' comments as “a demanding, challenging and highly complex project which epitomises excellence in safety, quality, design, innovation and community relations.”
“The whole team is delighted to win this highly prestigious award,” said Vardy Jones, High-Point Rendel's Director of Engineering. “It represents the culmination of tremendous teamwork, enterprise, ingenuity and workmanship on the project from the initial tender stage through to the many design innovations that enabled the project to be delivered on budget and ahead of schedule.”
The project, delivered under a 30-year public private partnership (PPP) concession contract, comprises a new 1.5km immersed tube tunnel, which opened in February 2011, and a major refurbishment of the 1967-built Tyne Tunnel. It provides two traffic lanes in each direction and a three-fold increase in capacity rating.
A message from the Chief Executive
HIGH-POINT RENDEL WINS PRESTIGIOUS QUEEN'S AWARD
I am delighted to announce that High-Point Rendel has been awarded one of the UK's most prestigious and coveted business awards - The Queen's Award for Enterprise 2011: International Trade. The Award recognises our outstanding achievement in the growth of our overseas sales and delivering consistently high levels of client satisfaction through our focused strategy of maintaining high-level, long-term relationships.
The announcement was made on Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's birthday, 21 April 2011, by The Queen's Awards Office, following a recommendation from the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron.
Winning a Queen's Award puts us amongst an elite group of companies - the most successful of UK businesses. The Awards are the UK's most influential awards for business performance and are only given for the extremely high levels of excellence demanded by the judges. The Queen's Award carries great prestige both nationally and internationally as a mark of high quality and success.
A focused strategy, led by High-Point Rendel's senior directors, is based on engaging with our clients' senior executives to identify mission-critical activities on projects. By working together to deliver on this strategy, we continue to be the 'consultant of choice' for our clients in addressing collective issues, resolving risk-related project challenges and delivering optimum results.
Serving some 56 markets throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, High-Point Rendel's current and recent global portfolio includes many prestigious transport infrastructure (including airports, highways, bridges, tunnels, rail systems, ports and marine facilities), process (oil, gas, LNG and pipelines) and power (combined-cycle, thermal, nuclear and hydroelectric) projects.
I would like to thank all of our loyal clients for the part they played in our winning this most coveted award of which we are justly proud.
We look forward to continued success in the years to come.
Kelvin W T Hingley
21 April 2011