Forth Valley College Nominated for the 2022 RIBA Stirling Prize

Forth Valley College in Falkirk, Scotland is one of six buildings to have been nominated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for the 2022 RIBA Stirling Prize. The RIBA Stirling Prize is the UK’s most prestigious architecture award and is presented to the UK’s best new building.

Wardell Armstrong were proud to deliver landscape architecture, drainage, civil engineering and structural engineering services to this project post-Tender and during the Construction stage (RIBA Stages 3-to-6).

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Wardell Armstrong Win a Marsh Community Archaeology Award

*18/07/2022 UPDATE – WE WON*

The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) and Marsh Charitable Trust have announced the shortlist for the 2022 Marsh Community Archaeology Awards – which are part of the CBA’s Festival of Archaeology. The awards showcase excellence in archaeology, celebrating the passion and dedication of individuals and the outstanding contribution of archaeology projects which create social, cultural and environmental benefit.

‘Uncovering Roman Carlisle’ has been shortlisted for the ‘Community Project of the Year’ award! The project was developed by Wardell Armstrong in partnership with Carlisle City Council, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery and Carlisle Cricket Club, and was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Evidence of Roman Pottery Production Site Found in Suffolk

Lavenham in Suffolk is renowned as one of the most-well-preserved medieval towns in Britain, but has provided scant evidence for Roman archaeology with the exception of a single vicar’s account of evidence for a significant building in the late 19th century. Archaeological investigation in advance of a development for Marden Homes at Lavenham, recorded unexpected evidence for Roman industry. The trial-trench evaluation, followed by an open area excavation by our archaeologists recorded remains not only to support this historic assertion, but also to deliver the project without undue delay and in accordance with the planning officers for the county.

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WATCH: International Women in Engineering Day 2022

International Women in Engineering Day is celebrated each year on June 23rd to help raise the profile of women in the industry and focuses attention on the great career opportunities available. The theme for 2022 is Inventors and Innovators.  #INWED22  #ImagineTheFuture

At Wardell Armstrong, we are engaged with schools and STEM groups to provide a positive insight into the benefits to young women and men studying sciences and engineering. We are also actively engaged with a number of graduate programmes with the same objectives in mind.

Some of our female engineers share their insights and experiences from within the industry and why they enjoy their career in engineering:

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We’ve been Shortlisted for a 2022 Ground Engineering Award!

We have been shortlisted for a 2022 Ground Engineering Award as part of the ‘UK Geotechnical Team of the Year’ for the HARP.

We’re hoping to follow on from last year’s success when we won the award for ‘Ground Investigation Project of the Year’ for our work on the Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme!  In 2016 we won the Sustainability Award for our Ballynacor waste water treatment works sewage sludge remediation project, and in 2019, we were shortlisted in the category projects of geotechnical value up to £1M!

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Our Survey Team Take to the Skies!

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) such as Drones are an extremely powerful survey tool to provide time-effective and highly detailed outputs while mitigating site safety concerns.

Our fleet of Multi-rotor and Fixed Wing Drones can provide fast and efficient aerial data capture over large areas in a short space of time. This makes Drones a great option for large scale topographic or route corridor surveys and volumetric and change analysis on large construction, quarry, and landfill sites.

Wardell Armstrong can apply the latest in drone technology to benefit your next project. Our UAV team have the training and authorization required from the Civil Aviation Authority to conduct commercial operations. We can also negotiate access into restricted and controlled airspaces where required.

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185 Years of Wardell Armstrong | from mining and minerals to energy, engineering and environment

Independent environmental, engineering and mining consultancy Wardell Armstrong celebrates its 185th anniversary this year!

With 14 UK and international offices and over 500 people Wardell Armstrong has come a long way since its early beginnings in the 1830s. Over recent years the business has diversified significantly, growing and developing its roots in mining and minerals and now also providing extensive engineering, environmental and social services.

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Our Mineral Estates Team Expands to the South of England

To accommodate the demand for our services and new opportunities in the South of England, we are now providing mineral estates services from our office in Truro, Cornwall.

Wardell Armstrong are recognised experts in minerals and waste. Our mineral estates management team brings together specialist chartered mineral surveyors and valuers, planners, geologists, and mining engineers to deliver property solutions for clients throughout the UK.

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New Regional Directors in Stoke-on-Trent and Truro

We are pleased to announce that from the 1st April 2022, Caroline Mellor is the Regional Director of our Head Office in Stoke-on-Trent, and Alison Allen the Regional Director of our Office and Laboratories in Truro.

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Cardiff Arena & Atlantic Wharf, Butetown Masterplan Development Given the Green Light

We are pleased to see plans for the regeneration of land in Cardiff Bay given the green light at Planning Committee!

Wardell Armstrong provided Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) services, as the appointed EIA Coordinator, to accompany a hybrid planning application for the proposed development. The full element of the planning application includes a 17,000 capacity multi-use indoor arena and 182 bed hotel. The outline element comprises a mixed use masterplan including residential, hotel, employment, leisure and retail floorspace.

We also provided a number of technical assessments presented within the Environmental Statement covering Water Resources, Air Quality, Noise and Vibration, Townscape and Visual, Climate Change, and Materials and Waste.

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