Prestigious industry honours for Raymond Brown
- 11 August 2011
- Company & Industry News
Raymond Brown Construction (RBC) has scooped a prestigious industry award for its construction of a cutting-edge recycling facility in Hampshire.
The design and build of the A303 Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) near Andover earned RBC the accolade of Engineering Excellence 2011 for the south east region at the Institution of Civil Engineers' (ICE) annual awards ceremony.
Beating off eight other projects shortlisted for the award, the multi-million pound MRF was built on behalf of RBC's sister company Raymond Brown Minerals & Recycling.
As well as the design and build of the facility itself, the project also included construction of a 600 metre, fibre reinforced concrete access road and junction improvements, building earth embankments, utility service upgrades and surfacing and landscaping works.
Raymond Brown director Steve Clasby said: "We are absolutely thrilled to have this project regarded in such high esteem by the ICE. We faced a number of challenges in building the MRF but having the two divisions of the Raymond Brown Group work closely together has delivered this award-winning facility which is among the most advanced in the country."
Recycled aggregates were used throughout the construction of the facility and a number of sustainable features were incorporated into the design including energy-saving lighting and rainwater harvesting for dust suppression.
The ICE awards dinner was held at Chilworth Manor, Southampton.