Ramboll's Richard Hird receives CEEQUAL award along with other members of the Bulford Road project team. Photo courtesy of CEEQUAL
Members of the project team who worked on the road improvement scheme, known as 'Bulford Road - Johnston to Tiers Cross' received an ‘Excellent’ CEEQUAL certificate from Sir John Armitt, President of the ICE, at an ICE event held in Abergele North Wales.
The project achieved an Excellent Sustainability Strategy Assessment Award with a score of 93.3%, and an Excellent Sustainability Performance Assessment Whole Team Award with a score of 82.0%.
CEEQUAL Awards were received by: Richard Hird (Ramboll), Lee Rosser (Alun Griffiths Contractors), Tony Dinan and Chris Roberts (Atkins), and Rob Hamer (Pembrokeshire County Council).
The project was designed to provide considerable improvements to the existing road link, and consequently to the surrounding area by alleviating existing constraints within a 2.7km section of road. The construction of the new road also provided ecological enhancements and improved the overall biodiversity of the project area. The new scheme opened in July 2015.
Pembrokeshire County Council’s Environmental Sustainability Policy was a key driver in the development of the concept design of the project, and CEEQUAL was selected as the tool to both record sustainable aspects of the project and to identify areas for improvement.
Before its upgrade, Bulford Road was a single-track road with passing places, which served nationally important energy sites and other developments in the vicinity of the Milford Haven waterway. This improvement scheme has transformed 2.7km into a road with safe walking and cycling paths linking the communities of Tiers Cross and Johnston.