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Civil Engineering

GRAHAM - LLWR Framework shortlisted for Collaborative Working Awards

Posted: 29 Aug 2019

The GRAHAM – LLWR Engineering, Design & Construction Framework (EDCF) has been shortlisted for this year’s Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW) Collaborative Awards in the Social Impact category.

This is the latest accolade for the multi award-winning Civil Engineering nuclear sector EDCF collaboration.

Selection to the Social Impact shortlist is recognition of the EDCF team’s proactive work in minimising the negative effects of construction, and positively enhancing the lives of others – especially those in the local Drigg community and wider Cumbria.

The next stage of the ICW Collaboration Awards is for the GRAHAM – LLWR EDCF team to present to the judging panel in London on 17th/18th September 2019. The winner will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony to be hosted in the House of Lords (Palace of Westminster) on 12th December 2019.

GRAHAM – LLWR Framework

Since October 2014, GRAHAM - LLWR has completed a range of complex work packages under either NEC Option A, C or E conditions at Drigg, Cumbria - the UK’s only low-level radioactive waste disposal facility in.

Under three defined programmes of work, a “one team, one vision” approach, centred on effective collaboration with LLWR, who operate the site on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), has ensured the successful delivery of the Framework’s parameters.

The three defined programmes include a Security Enhancements Programme, a Repository Infrastructure Programme and a Repository Development Programme. Notable achievements include the completion of optimisation and closure works, the construction of three re-locatable storage enclosures and trench cap improvements.

In 2019, the success of the Framework was also recognised by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) with a Gold Award.