The Institute of Civil Engineering in the South West has awarded Damar Group two prestigious highly commended awards for its contribution to the successful Bristol Resilience Scheme. The awards, for Major Project of the Year and Community Award, recognise innovative, ingenious and excellent engineering projects.  The awards were presented at the ICE annual awards dinner on Friday 4thJuly.

Damar’s work on the Bristol Resilience Scheme has also been acclaimed by CEEQUAL – the sustainability assessment rating and awards scheme for civil engineering – winning an excellent score and a Whole Project Award. CEEQUAL rewards project and contract teams that go the next mile to ensure that projects protect and improve the well-being of people and the environment.

In partnership with designers Black & Veatch and pipeline contractors Kier May Gurney, Damar delivered the massive water supply security scheme on time and under budget. The largest individual project in Bristol Water’s AMP5 programme, the Resilience Scheme is Bristol Water’s largest new pipeline investment to date, providing secure water supply to 150,000 of the city’s residents. Responsible for the construction of a major pumping station, Damar worked closely with its partners and with local residents and businesses to guarantee minimal disruption during the building work and maximum benefit to communities.

Damar’s Operations Director, Tony Dryden (C.Eng.) said, “Entries for this year’s awards were of an incredibly high standard and the competition was fierce. I am extremely proud of what our team has achieved and know that together with all our employees and partners, Damar will continue to build on these awards and strive for the best possible practice in everything we do.”