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Bransholme Water Pumping station wins RICS Award

Yorkshire Water’s Bransholme Storm Water Pumping Station, Hull project won the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Yorkshire and Humber 2017 Award in the Infrastructure category.

Housed beneath a noise-reducing green living roof, the Bransholme upgrade quadrupled capacity to protect homes that had suffered severe flooding. AEW worked on the detailed design and delivery whilst working alongside GHD to design the superstructure, suspended floors and removable pre-cast concrete structures over the Archimedes screw pumps that support the living green roof.

The judges at RICS said: “Bransholme Storm Water Pumping Station is a superb example of contemporary engineering, designed and delivered with the passion and expertise typically associated with Victorian infrastructure. Innovative use of ancient technology combined with a bold and confident architectural response has resulted in a facility that is welcomed by the local community, not just as a ‘flood alleviation scheme’ but as a local landmark; a symbol if you will of a community that will not be defeated by flooding.”

Rob Dickson, Associate at AEW Architects commented “It has been a fantastic experience to work as part of committed and dedicated team. AEW are proud to have helped to deliver a facility that will help prevent up to 15,000 homes from being flooded”.

The Bransholme project will go on to compete other regional winners at the RICS Awards Grand Final on Thursday 2 November 2017 in London for a chance to win the overall UK Infrastructure Category award.

Moneypenny was highly commended by RICS in the Commercial Category 2017.

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