Civil Engineering

Ground Engineering Awards - 2018 winners revealed

Ground Engineering Awards - 2018 winners revealed image

GRAHAM is proud to have played its part in the success of the B4058 Horsley Hill Slip Project after the Gloucestershire carriageway scheme scooped the ‘UK Project with a geotechnical value of up to £1m’ award at the 2018 Ground Engineering Awards.

GRAHAM was the main contractor on behalf of Amey Consulting who won the prestigious accolade at a gala ceremony in London on June 6th.

The award celebrates a scheme with a ground engineering contract value of less than £1m that stands out in terms of its credentials in innovation, quality, sustainability, health and safety and value engineering.

The Judges said that the Horsley Hill Slip entry was the clear winner that demonstrated excellence in every aspect of the project and praised the project team’s delivery of “a robust solution with good collaboration throughout.”


The final design for the southbound carriageway on the B4058 in Gloucestershire involved placing 94 precast “L” sections 2m below carriageway level and anchored into the underlying rock bed.

All 94 precast units were installed within two days, creating a 1m cantilever over the failed zone to maintain the original carriageway width.

The main construction phase was also planned around the school holidays to minimise the impact of the work on nearby schools. Collaboration was central to the success of the scheme.


GRAHAM was also a key partner of Amey Consulting on its A565 Great Howard Street Bridge project in Liverpool, which was shortlisted for the ‘UK Project with a Geotechnical Value of between £1m and £3m’ award.

This scheme involved the construction of a new single span road bridge to replace an existing bridge on a route that overlies the Kingsway Tunnel, which is a road tunnel under the River Mersey.

The winner in this category was Mott MacDonald/Bachy Soletanche for its Linton Bridge project in North Yorkshire.

Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees.