Harbour Way Project Team Wins Prestigious Award

27 August 2013

The Harbour Way project team has won the Constructing Excellence In Wales Award for Integration and Collaborative Working.

The £107m scheme, jointly funded by the Welsh Government and European Regional Development Fund, which began in 2009 and is due to complete in the autumn this year, involves the construction of 4.5km of new dual carriageway on what was derelict and contaminated land. Two new site entrances had to be built for the Tata steelworks and the project team had to work with Network Rail on the construction of a new bridge over the main Swansea to London railway.

Project participants include the client, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
(NPT CBC), lead contractor Costain, Arup and key supply chain partners. Given the multitude of organisations involved, a remarkable degree of integration was achieved by the project team.

The judges felt that a clear strategy and commitment from key stakeholders had enabled the impressive degree of integration achieved on the project, encouraging everyone involved to buy in to the project’s values and vision. 

“This is a great achievement for us, and testament to our ongoing efforts in working together as one team focused on the successful delivery of Harbour Way,” said Costain’s Project Manager, John Skentelbery.

Councillor Ali Thomas, Leader of NPT CBC, said: "I warmly congratulate Costain on being recognised in this way and I wish them every success in the national awards.  It is no surprise to me that they have won this accolade because this project has been an excellent example of working in partnership with and on behalf of the community.  This is one of the biggest projects this area has seen and Costain deserve a lot of credit for the way in which they have gone about it."

For information on the harbour Way project, visit www.harbourwayproject.com