VHE attending Saltire Civil Engineering Awards
17 October 2018
The Sighthill Transformational Regeneration Area Contract 1 has been shortlisted for a prestigious Saltire Civil Engineering Award.
Run by the Institution of Civil Engineers, in partnership with CECA Scotland, the annual awards recognise excellence and innovation in civil engineering and celebrate its contribution to quality of life in Scotland. This year the awards are also a celebration of ICE’s bicentenary.
The Sighthill Transformation Regeneration Area is an ambitious project with the objective of transforming the physical environment of the Sighthill area. The site, prior to its most recent use, encompassed numerous industrial facilities including chemical works, above and below ground rail infrastructure, brickworks and engineering works.
Contract 1 required investigation and characterisation of all waste material up to depths of 20m and extensive groundwater modelling prior to establishing the detailed containment and earthworks strategy which mitigated contamination risk to the environment while creating the platform for development.
The Masterplan incorporated social and economic sustainability to create a safe, accessible inclusive urban neighbourhood with a new community campus school, mixed residential development, public realm suitable for community events and new parkland all within walking and cycling distance from Glasgow city centre.
On the 24th October VHE, our guests and award submission partners - Glasgow City Council, WYG, SWECO and Gardiner and Theobald - will be attending the awards ceremony at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.