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Sweco projects win twice at ICE – double recognition at Yorkshire & Humber Awards 2022

We’re delighted to announce that two Sweco projects are celebrating success this month, having been awarded prestigious ‘Certificates of Excellence’ in recognition of impact on society, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, health safety and welfare, quality of design, innovation and best practice, difficulty and response, collaboration and excellence in delivery.

Multi-disciplinary collaboration lies at the heart of our mission to transform society together. Recently, our ‘team of teams’ approach was recognised at both The Bridlington Town Centre Seafront and Gypsey Race Park. Here’s how we brought together experience and expertise from across the business.

Bridlington Town Centre Seafront

ICE Yorkshire and Humber 2022 Award: Smeaton Award Certificate for Excellence – projects less than £5m

 


Project snapshot

A multi-disciplinary team from Sweco successfully delivered this public realm scheme along Bridlington town centre seafront. The £3.8m scheme includes a series of vibrant and flexible spaces, all linked by a unifying pedestrian feel to the street.

Highlights

The design seeks to reduce street clutter and reorders the streetscape by subtly connecting ‘spill-out zones’ to local businesses, and making the seafront a more pedestrian friendly area.

Robust-but-distinctive street furniture with new pieces of public art create a strong sense of place and links to the local fishing culture through colour, materials and form.

A wayfinding strategy using sculptural lighting element visually draws users toward the seafront by activating the vistas of surrounding streets.

Sweco’s cross-discipline collaboration

Landscape Architecture

As lead designer and project manager, Sweco oversaw the scheme from concept design, planning, detailed design stages through to final construction.

Highway Engineers

We designed and co-ordinated the highway elements of the seafront scheme. This included the pavement build-up as well as alignment of the carriageways, lining and signing.

Drainage Engineers

Our drainage specialists designed all the new highway and public realm drainage system and connections, liaising closely with Yorkshire Water.

M&E Engineers

We designed all the electrical cabling to the scheme and worked with Northern Powergrid to get the scheme connected.

Structural Engineers

Our structural engineering team designed all the structural foundations to the public art elements and basement infill designs.

Lighting

Sweco’s sub-consultant from Sutton Vane Lighting Design undertook the lighting design to ensure the site remained vibrant all year round.

Principal Designer

We planned, managed, and monitored the pre-construction phase of this project.

Gypsey Race Park

ICE Yorkshire and Humber 2022 Award: Certificate for Excellence – projects less than £5m

 

Project snapshot

Gypsey Race Park is a green corridor along the Gypsey Race River providing pleasant walking and cycling routes, play areas and improved habitats for wildlife. The project is an important part of Bridlington’s regeneration plans and will provide an attractive edge for development sites.

The Gypsey Race is the most northerly winterbourne chalk stream in the UK. Within the extents of the town of Bridlington, the Gypsey Race is partly culverted and was previously hidden behind existing dwellings, offices and mills.

Highlights

  • With a focus on opening up the Gypsey Race, the aim of the regeneration is to provide users with a diverse range of experiences along the length of the river.
  • The project supports natural regeneration techniques within the landscape to maximise ecological benefits. Where this is not achievable, sustainable green engineering solutions have been implemented and supplemented with ecological planting.
  • The scheme achieved a CEEQUAL sustainability performance award rating of Excellent (95.4%) for its interim client & outline design stage.

Sweco’s cross-discipline collaboration

Landscape Architecture

We were appointed as the lead designer for this scheme, and project managed the work from masterplan, concept design, planning and detailed design through to construction.

Bridge Engineers

Our bridges & civils team were heavily involved in designing and detailing two new footbridges across the river within the park.

Principal Designer

As PD, we planned, managed and monitored the pre-construction phase of the project.

Geomorphology

Our specialist geomorphologists redesigned and realigned the existing river, giving it a new bed, and created a focal feature that meanders through the park.

Geotechnical

We undertook ground investigations and designed the green 70° sloped embankments to create a natural channel along the river.

Drainage Engineers

Sweco’s engineers designed all the new SuDS drainage systems and connections for the scheme,  liaising closely with Yorkshire Water.

M&E Engineers

Our building performance experts designed all the electrical elements in the project and worked with Northern Powergrid to get the scheme connected.

Structural Engineers

Our structural specialists designed and detailed all the foundations and walls on the scheme.

Highway Engineers

Our active travel team planned and designed the new pedestrian and cyclist areas around the scheme.

Ecology

We undertook ecological surveys and inputted on proposed ecological interventions, including bat boxes and wildflower species.

Lighting

We co-ordinated and designed the proposed lighting for this scheme, which had to be sensitive to the ecological elements for the park.

Land Contamination

Our land specialists undertook ground investigations and advised on contamination issues.

Hydrology

Our water management team produced a hydrological assessment of the proposed scheme.

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