Triple Award Win for the South Bristol Link Project

Rhian Williams
Following it’s completion last year, the South Bristol Link (SBL) project has picked up an impressive three award wins at local industry award events and Faithful+Gould’s Wales and South West Highways team, who helped to deliver the project, couldn’t be happier.

The SBL was awarded the prestigious Nick Lyness Collaboration Award at the Institute of Civil Engineers South West Awards which were held on Friday 7th July in Bristol. The ICE Awards recognises projects which stand out for their achievement, innovation or ingenuity, and promote excellence in the engineering profession. The award win highlights the fantastic partnership approach which was adopted on the project by the project and client team which includes North Somerset Council, Bristol City Council, MetroBus, Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd and Faithful+Gould. The SBL was also awarded Highly Commended in the over £1m new build category.

“We look forward to seeing how the project will have a positive impact on the Bristol transportation network in the coming months and years.”

Adam Rome, Faithful+Gould’s Head of Highways (Wales and South West)

Prior to this the project was also awarded the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation South West Region Transportation Project of the Year and the Institute of Highway Engineers Large Project of the Year 2017 award, at glittering award ceremonies which took place earlier in the year.

Faithful+Gould’s Head of Highways (Wales and South West) Adam Rome said “The team and I are absolutely delighted that this project has picked up these three prestigious industry awards. It is testament to the hard work of the F+G highways teams based in Cardiff and Bristol, and their ability to work successfully with the wider client and project team to deliver such an important project successfully. We look forward to seeing how the project will have a positive impact on the Bristol transportation network in the coming months and years.”

With a value of over £47m the SBL scheme forms part of the wider West of England MetroBus project and includes a 4.5km express bus route, roadway, cycle path and pedestrian paths. It provides a direct route to key destinations around the South Bristol area, enabling thousands of people to access employment, education and leisure.

“It is fantastic that the project and its team of committed professionals are consistently and regularly recognised by the wider engineering and transportation industry.”

Alex Fear, Major Scheme Project Manager at North Somerset Council

Faithful+Gould led the construction phase of the project providing project management, risk management and cost management services. The construction works included new sections of highway, bridge structures, sustainable urban drainage solutions and improvements to the existing highway network and public transport infrastructure.

Alex Fear, Major Scheme Project Manager at North Somerset Council commented “It is fantastic that the project and its team of committed professionals are consistently and regularly recognised by the wider engineering and transportation industry. Delivering this key piece of strategic infrastructure for the sub-region has provided challenges along the way but with the support of the project team including colleagues at F+G, we have successfully delivered the ambition and I must thank them for their support and commitment to the project.”

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