Award for Environmental Sustainability in the Highways Sector 2017

The winner of the Award for Environmental Sustainability in the Highways Sector 2017:

Carillion Morgan Sindall Joint Venture
A1 Leeming to Barton Improvements (A1L2B)

The A1L2B project is a £380 million road improvement scheme funded by Highways England, and employs a workforce of approximately 700 employees.

Judges’ comment:

Really impressive saving with 100,000m3 of existing pavement and 97% of waste diverted from landfill.


2017 Highly Commended

GRAHAM Construction & Metrobus
Metrobus Contract D

2017 runners up

Amey, Staffordshire County Council and Land & Water
Stafford Western Access Route – Flood Compensation Works

R&W Civil Engineering
The R&W Way                   

IKO plc, Infallible Systems, RAB Associates & CarbonZero
IKO Permatrack and the Carbon Offsetting Project  

The Award for Environmental Sustainability in the Highways Sector is awarded to an organisation, highway authority or partnership that is able to demonstrate consideration of environmental issues within a project. The project should improve sustainability in the highway environment such as: carbon footprint reduction; local environmental benefits; sustainable material use; reduction of CO2 plus involve community liaison and consultation.

  • What is the approach to sustainability within the organisation?
  • Provide evidence of the tangible benefits of the initiative or product and the predicted benefits for the future including cost savings.
  • What were the challenges met in developing the initiative or product?
  • Describe the process for monitoring the outcomes and details of the overall future impact on the environment.