National Award For 'Cleaner Seas' Project

16 October 2013

Southern Water’s ‘Cleaner Seas for Sussex’ scheme, of which Costain and its 4Delivery partners were its principal contractors, recently scooped the Major Civil Engineering Project of the Year at the British Construction Industry Awards.

The environmental scheme was awarded the accolade for projects over £50million. Designed and built by 4Delivery, which comprises Costain, MWH and Veolia Water, with Southern Water supported by Mott MacDonald and Turner & Townsend in project delivery, the £300million scheme comprises of 11km of new sewer tunnel, two pumping stations, a wastewater treatment works at Peacehaven and a 2.5km long sea outfall.

It took 12 years in planning, four years to build and will ensure the 95 million litres of wastewater produced each day by people in Peacehaven, Telscombe Cliffs, Saltdean, Rottingdean, Ovingdean and Brighton and Hove is treated to EU standards.

“The legacy, Bringing Cleaner Seas to Sussex, in a state-of-the art treatment works, covered by a green roof of over 18,000m2 that blends in with the South Downs, is extremely rewarding from a pure civil engineering point of view. Being awarded the ‘Major Civil Engineering Project of the Year (over £50m)’ at the prestigious British Construction Industry Awards is the icing on the cake. It’s a real industry recognised award, for a project well delivered by all involved,” said Graham Sugrue, Costain’s Project Director.

The British Construction Industry Awards recognises overall excellence in the delivery of building and civil engineering infrastructure projects. The ceremony took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.