Major Project Award 2017

The winner of the Major Project Award 2017 is:

Skanska, Jacobs, Highways England & AECOM
M1 Junction 19 Improvement Scheme

The scheme has greatly improved the safety and journey time reliability for hundreds of thousands of road users at one of the UK’s most critical junctions.

Judges’ comment:

A very worthwhile project, tackling a highly congested section of the network.

2017 Highly Commended

Aggregate Industries UK Ltd and Costain Ltd
A556 Knutsford to Bowdon Environmental Improvement

2017 runners up

Balfour Beatty VINCI
M5 Junctions 4a to 6 – Smart Motorway Programme

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

The Major Project Award is awarded to the team responsible for the successful delivery of a major project – i.e. bridge construction, highway widening, by-pass or junction improvements, establishment of a control centre or similar, taking into consideration time, costs, environmental impact, stakeholder involvement, feedback and user satisfaction. The project value needs to be above £5 million and should have started two years prior to entering the awards.

  • What innovative measures were taken to achieve a particular goal or aim?
  • Describe the range of challenges identified and techniques used to overcome them.
  • What is the quality and impact of the project on stakeholders, and contribution to the wider community and travelling public?
  • Explain the overall environmental impact.