Wardell Armstrong Win ‘UK Geotechnical Team of the Year’ at the Ground Engineering Awards!

Last night we were delighted to win ‘UK Geotechnical Team of the Year’ at the Ground Engineering Awards with Network Rail Design Delivery and BakerHicks for the Rolling Programme of Decarbonisation.

The Scotland rolling programme of decarbonisation aims to remove diesel passenger trains from the Scottish rail network by 2035. As part of the programme some 1,616km of railway are proposed to be electrified. Network Rail Design Delivery (NRDD) completed GRIP 2 studies in 2020. These studies determined a high level process for assessing the geotechnical risks and ground conditions relating to OLE foundation design. These were based on a relatively new Network Rail Standard (NR/L2/CIV/074).

The scope of geotechnical work that needed to be delivered in GRIP stage 3 exceeded the capacity of the NRDD team, so Baker Hicks was employed under the design services framework to form a larger delivery team that utilised Wardell Armstrong as a mining consultant. The team drew on the experience and skills of various ground engineering disciplines, using a blend of geotechnical engineers, geologists, GIS specialists and civil engineers.

Last year we won the award for 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!

Attracting some of the biggest names in the industry and international interest, the Ground Engineering Awards celebrate engineering excellence of the finest firms in the country.

Find out more about our ground engineering services and projects here.

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